It'll be colder than last year!
The squirrels have visited the cafe till 18th of Aug. 2017 which is a month longer compared to last year's sudden disappearance. Additional 4 weeks of food consumption is a first evidence of getting a colder winter this year.
However, I'll have a look in the nut consumption data of 2016 and 2017 to find similarities or differences in the squirrel's behavior. A challenge in analyzing the nut data is that I can't differentiate individual squirrels. Therefore it is impossible to assign nut consumption to distinct squirrels. Neither do I have a clue if there has been any change in individual members of our squirrel group.
There are some challenges left to improve data gathering for 2018.