Two pregnant squirrels chuck at one another across the trees from their perpendicular perches a hundred yards from one another. Their chief rivalry, however, is over the sunflower seeds in the bird feeders. They need not be concerned: there is enough for two and their upcoming families. One squirrel, impatient with the absence of seeds one morning, comes up to the window and perches at the sill, as if demanding attention. Another instance of impatience dooms a tall sunflower growing in the front of the house. One of the squirrels jumped at it, bringing it down with a snap, then gnawed off the fresh unpetalled bud and fled to his perch with a fresh meal. But who can begrudge the squirrel? The sunflower had grown from random seeds scattered by birds. It was never a human handiwork anyway.