Eastern Grey Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) are one of the most common denizens in our urban and suburban landscapes (Russell Link, Living with Tree Squirrels. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia, Washington, 2004).
The Paleo diet has become fashionable in some circles, though most adopters don't realize that with few exceptions Paleos ate more plants and fish than red meat. Archaeological and archival research shows that Indians of our northeastern temperate deciduous forest and coasts have used such foods ever since.
When I first began gardening after moving to Evanston from New York City, it was what I would call industrial-style gardening, based on the products I found in the supermarket.
When I moved from Manhattan to green, leafy Evanston in 1992, I resolved to have a garden. As a former New York city apartment dweller, I'd shown a thoroughly black thumb with house plants. Nothing I tried to grow thrived.
Evanston's parkways and yards are ornamented with many diverse Lindens. These are lovely largish trees with heart-shaped leaves and small pendant panicles of creamy white flowers whose strong fragrance fills the surrounding air in early summer.