You might think squirrels are just cute and cheeky. But they can do a lot more than just jump over garden fences. In the autumn these alert and adaptive storage experts put aside provisions for the winter and are able to find them again even in difficult conditions, such as under a thick layer of snow. When doing this, they not only sort each type of food into its own store, but also memorise these hiding places using their own treasure map.
Since they don’t hibernate, they retrieve information from this treasure map all winter long.
Squirrels continue to surprise animal experts not only with their agility, but also with this incredible cognitive ability.
The same principles apply to efficient storage management: impeccable planning, optimal use of available space, and a zero-error rate.
Migrating birds, like cranes or wild geese, are amazing team players and impress us again and again when they fly in formation over our heads.
Without doubt we can compare the beaver’s dams and lodges with the logistical and planning performance of an engineer. Like no other animal, the beaver develops the landscape by building its beaver pools, thereby enabling other animals and plants to thrive in a [...]
There is hardly a better animal than the butterfly to epitomise the changes in life and the transition to a new environment and a new stage in life.
The dandelion represents change and new beginnings, travel and discovery, freedom and a fresh start. There are many ways to interpret this wonderful little plant that you find at the side of the road.
Strong on its own, but even stronger in a group! Ants are known not only as hard workers, but also for the wonderful way they work together. With unflagging effort, they often carry loads many times heavier than their own body weight. Working together in a [...]