Summer’s winding down, which means fall is right around the corner. We might still be in the “denial” phase, but nature sure isn’t. Around this time every year, all kinds of wildlife kick into overdrive to prepare for their winter. As you’re no doubt already aware, no animal does this quite like squirrels. The small, quick mammals are considered nature’s busybodies for a reason. Every year, they launch into a legendary proactive winter preparation mode. And it all starts right about now. If you feel like you’ve been seeing more squirrels around your property than usual, it’s not your imagination. Here’s what those bushy-tailed busybodies are up to this year, and how it could affect you.