8 busy squirrelologists

The crew is busy finding collared squirrels and trying to trap.  Trapping has been rather slow with the ground covered in acorns, but we are trying new (big) foods to lure.  The results may be improving.  Last week we caught and collared a health female–frequency 234.  As promised in my last post, here is a telemetry map updated through the beginning of July.   For this weeks reading the crew picked a home range study from VA campus published in 1974 (Doebel, JH and BS McGinnes. 1974. Home range and activity of a grey squirrel population. The Journal of Wildlife Management 38(4): 860-867.).  This study found home ranges to be 0.50ha….way lower than what we are observing, although they only tracked from Nov-Mar.

 

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