birders, squirrels, and stories

January 28th, 2013 by nperlut

Pretty much every birder I have told about this project has had a squirrel story to share with me.  Almost all of these stories are about their bird feeders.  Naturally, few of them are complimentary to the squirrels.  Check out this article in the Bangor Daily News by Bob Duchesne:

bangordailynews.com/2013/01/25/outdoors/pesky-squirrels-make-feeding-birds-a-challenge/

 

good things to come

January 28th, 2013 by nperlut

The squirrelologist blog has been quiet for some time–however the work has continued gangbusters.  We have collected tons of cool data over the last six months, and GIS-extraordinaire Cassandra Smith is hard as work on a new home range analysis (see her first map below).  The Spring semester crew starts work on Wed.  We have got a few new collars to put on, though trapping is always tough this time of year.  The last week has been very cold in southern Maine–and the next few days seems to be a bit more temperate.  Perfect for catching a few squirrels.