Laura Richards and William Grant Turnbull thought they were hired by the Madison Public Art Project to craft sculpture for the Arboretum Longnecker Gardens. Secret squirrel influence on the project was largely underrated until this autumn. The lofty aluminum leaves of the statue are perfect for air drying and preserving Osage oranges, as any crafty creature would surmise.
At first we thought the yellow fruit high up was tennis balls, part of the sculpture. But then we saw the Osage oranges at the base. Squirrels are the only mammals who eat the fruit. Highly suspicious!
What are squirrels or lizards up to in your neck of the woods?