Squirrel Appreciation Day

Squirrel Appreciation Day was created by wildlife rehabilitator Christy Hargrove of Asheville, North Carolina to bring attention to the most common mammal most of all will see at Oregon Ridge Park – the furry, friendly squirrel.

In case you missed the event, I’m sure the squirrels will appreciate some attention on any other day of the year, too. Here are a number of resources to help you celebrate your own “squirrel appreciation day” and learn some fascinating facts about squirrel behavior. [Just click on the purple text, it’s a hyperlink.]

10 Amazing Things About Squirrels from National Wildlife Federation

7 Ways to Celebrate National Squirrel Appreciation Day from National Wildlife Federation

A helpful form to guide you in observing squirrels from Ranger Rick magazine

More tips on celebrating the day, from National Wildlife Federation

eHow offers suggestions on learning about squirrels, feeding them, and celebrating them!

An article from the Washington Post

On the other hand, if maybe you’re not full of squirrel appreciation, maybe because they try endlessly to get into your birdfeeders … Tips to outwit squirrels, also from National Wildlife Federation.

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