spring fever!

April 27th, 2011 by nperlut

Both good and interesting ecological news to share from Planet Squirrel.  Over the last week or so we actually started catching squirrels again!  We have recently put four new collars on, including one this morning.  The peculiar news is that all four were females.  One seemed pregnant (she was huge–2lbs!) and a second seemed to be nursing young.  Females must have great food demands right now and are willing to take chances for the high return of peanut butter and corn.  Can you blame them?

The telemetry map has not been updated for some time.  We have put too much data on it for the system to sort out, so Cody is working on a new map that will have tons of additional data.  Stay tuned….