These charming little creatures seldom live through their first winter. If they survive they live for just a few years. Their large eyes let them have good night time vision. I wish that we had these little guys, but I guess I'll have to enjoy the search for them in Wisconsin.
Fairy Diddles by Balisha for La
Fairy Diddle in the trees...looking down at me,
Little creatures with big eyes...seeing what they see.
Keeping watch for other squirrels and chasing them away..
Tiny little Fairy Diddle...never wants to play.
Busy gathering acorns and stashing them in places..
Furry little bodies and tiny little faces.
Little tiny furry thing sitting in the tree..
Watching everything that moves and looking down at me.
Thankyou for the joy of watching you each day..
I'm glad you came to visit and show your charming ways.
I hope you like my acorns and trees so very tall...
I'll watch you glide from tree to tree and never fear you'll fall.
And when the winter snows appear... I'll think of you so near..
You'll hide in holes and houses until the Spring appears.
And when the first bud pops... on branches in the trees...
I'll look for you once more just gliding on the breeze.