Hi To All, I thought I would blog this today. While walking in my woods I sat down for a rest right next to the trunk of one of my Hemlock trees. I spyed a bunch of these Douglas FIR cones that had been dinner for one of my resident squirrels a "Beechly Ground Squirrel" to be exact. ( The squirrel is bringing them from the top of the Fir tree to the top of the Hemlock tree to have the feast.) He or she (She I am presuming?) peals the seed fans from the cone and removes the seed leaving piles of the fans behind..
Thus I have posted the before and after picture of the cone.. Well done I would say!