The most important day of the year

January 21st, 2019 by nperlut

Today, to our people, is more important than Thanksgiving or the 4th of July.  Today is when we recognize the marvels of Sciurus carolinensis and all of its relatives.  Indeed, today is National Squirrel Appreciation Day!  Happy happy!The Thinker

The Fall 2018 Squirrelologists

January 11th, 2019 by nperlut

Introducing the mighty Squirrelologists from the Fall 2018 semester!  Well done!

From left to right: Spencer, Barrett, Jimmy, Kady, Sara, Victoria, Kristina, Brooke, and Ethan.

From left to right: Spencer, Barrett, Jimmy, Kady, Sara, Victoria, Kristina, Brooke, and Ethan.

the roadkill continues

September 25th, 2018 by nperlut

Everyday I expect the volume of squirrel roadkill to decrease across southern Maine–assuming that with fewer available squirrels there would be fewer chance encounters.  As of today, Sept 25, 2018, at least to me, there seems to have been little decrease in moralities.  I counted 27 fresh roadkill gray squirrels today in Portland within a 2 mile stretch of Forest Ave, where the speed limit is 25 mph.

Squirrelology is infectious

September 24th, 2018 by nperlut

A new student initative on UNE’s campus has sprouted in social media–Squirrels of UNE on Instagram.

167–crazy

September 23rd, 2018 by nperlut

Over the last week I have heard insane stories of this years boom in squirrel dispersal–from swimming across huge lakes, to Bald Eagles, to swimming tidal rivers (see map map of Saco River

Four gray squirrels were seen in one hour swimming across the Saco River on Sept 12, 2018. The pins indicate two of the locations where the squirrels were observed.

Four gray squirrels were seen in one hour swimming across the Saco River on Sept 12, 2018. The pins indicate two of the locations where the squirrels were observed.

), to perhaps the most intense, by a new Squirrelologist who counted 167 roadkill gray squirrels in a 40 minute drive in southern Maine in mid-September.