Saturday, August 11, 2012

Tree Homes

Squirrels, porcupines, raccoon, and owls make their homes in tree hollows, or den trees, like this one.

I can't help but look at a tree like this and remember visiting a wildlife exhibit with a camera inside a tree hollow showing a squirrel family cuddled and snuggled together inside it.  Talk about sweet.

Hollow logs also give shelter for other animals that live in the woods.  With the present-day uprooting of timbers and wood lots, just imagine the baby animals we are leaving homeless.  This makes me so sad, and I can't help but wonder when the affects of our thoughtless destruction will be realized.  

"We must protect the forests
for our children, grandchildren,
and children yet to be born.
We must protect the forests
for those who can't speak for themselves
such as the birds, animals, fish and trees."
~Qwatsinas, Nuxalk Nation