To the editor:
As the acorns started crashing down on the deck and the roof and everywhere else, I became aware that there were no squirrels around collecting them. In fact, I realized I haven’t seen a squirrel climbing a tree, running on the ground, or even doing acrobatics on the suet cake holder in several months. I’m surrounded by woods and oak and other trees and there are no squirrels!
I know the browntail moth caterpillars did quite a job on the trees in the spring, but was it enough to make the squirrels relocate? Where did they relocate to? Is there a part of Lincoln County that is now overrun with the gray, fuzzy creatures? I know we complain about them getting the food we put out for the birds, and they can be rather destructive to our houses, but where did they go, and why?