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Gray Squirrel

Posted on Apr 14, 2016

This Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) was darting around like the summer had ended and fall was upon us again last week. After such a warm February and March, compared to long-term averages, the chilly start to April and freezing temperatures – not to mention snow – had plenty of animals scurrying back to cold mode. The squirrel was grabbing food and looking at me like, “Shouldn’t you be doing this, too?” as I walked past. Thankfully those days are over because hello, spring! This welcome change in the weather should keep us warm for a while and provide a gorgeous weekend to get outdoors.

Gray Squirrel Tree-9671

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator