Similarly in this study, BCFS concentrated on the cones of native slash pine and cypress for 6 mo and consumed fungi in the period before these foods became available.
We observed BCFS burying and retrieving cones of pine and cypress and fruits of queen palm.
There are several differences between the foods taken by BCFS in this study and those reported for fox squirrels in other southeastern studies (Moore, 1957; Weigl et al.
Quite different dietary patterns were reported for BCFS on the same golf course (Jodice and Humphrey, 1992).
1989; Loeb and Moncrief, 1993; Koprowski and Corse, 2005), BCFS activity reflects local changes in the physical environment, food availability and reproduction.
The seasonal activity patterns reported for BCFS without radio-collars on this same course (Jodice and Humphrey, 1992) may have been affected by a detectability bias that favored observation of squirrels in the open.