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American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

Posted on Jun 1, 2016

The cutest and most cooperative friend that I made today during an afternoon bird survey was this American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus). It was chowing down and allowing me to shoot from a comfortable distance for a minute as Gray Squirrels and Eastern Chipmunks excitedly ran around us. I saw an increase in both butterflies and moths on the wing in the woodlands. Most of our birds are staying busy with nesting season upon us, feeding and quieting down to care for eggs or young with territories already well established. The goal now is to minimize disturbances and not attract would-be predators like me which makes our avian studies all the more difficult. Game on, summer!

American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)-5295

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator