I didn't know pigs gathered sticks at all, but there you.
Sep 30, The squirrels and chipmunks are gathering and stockpiling green pine cones in all our tree wells and garden planters. There are hundreds piled up all over our Pinetop shrubremover.bar: Clay Thompson. Why do squirrels pile up pine cones? Red squirrels are also adept at tapping trees for sap. They cut unopened, green pine cones from trees to ensure they haven’t already opened and dropped their seeds and then cache these whole pine cones deep in middens where it is dark and cool and wet; a low-oxygen environment that keeps the seeds fresh.
Nov 07, “During the winter, red squirrels subsist on seeds of cones and may eat up to two-thirds of the pine seed crop produced in a forest each year. Other staples include the seeds of spruce and Eastern hemlock, they’ll also eat those of cedar, larch and many hardwoods.”.