Squirrel Chew Cone & Bract Signature Display (Animal Signatures® Display Series)
Just as we learn to identify the handwriting of others, we can learn to read “signatures” left behind by wildlife. By recognizing these animal clues, it is possible to conclude which animals are in the area. This unique, glass-topped display provides real examples of these clues, or signatures. Each sample is collected from the wild with careful regard to environmental impact, and assembled by Acorn Naturalists. With this display, discover how the presence of fresh squirrel chew cones, scales, and seeds beneath pine trees indicate active squirrel feeding. Information about the samples shown is provided on the back, making this display perfect for educators. Our signature displays are recommended for ages 8 to adult.
Dimensions: 6" L x 8" W x ¾" D
Quoted from the label on the back of the display:
"A squirrel eats a pinecone like corn on the cob, spinning it round and round with scales flying off while it looks for the seeds tucked in at the base of each scale. With muscular jaws, a squirrel can chop through hard mature cones as well as the closed immature cones. Squirrels toss the woody-tasting scales to the ground and crack open the nutritious seeds, then repeat the process, slowly chiseling all the way up the pinecone. Keep an eye on the ground for discarded cones and an ear to the trees for the sounds of chewing."
Animal Signatures® Displays Mix and Match: Receive 10% off when ordering 10 or more of any items in this series. Upon checkout, discounts for all items are added together and collectively subtracted from the total.