How do squirrels find the nuts they buried?
It was once thought that they just used their noses to sniff out buried nuts and that the majority were never actually located. But a 1990 study at Princeton University showed that squirrels actually have a good memory and can build a map of the route from one hidden nut to the next. They still use smell to find the caches of other squirrels, but they find a lot more of their own by memory. LV
Squirrels can even sniff out nuts that are buried under a layer of snow!