Late breeding?

October 14th, 2016 by nperlut

I’m curious about folks experience with late breeding squirrels this year.  The second breeding period seems to have been quite late on our campus (southern Maine, directly on the coast).  I caught a female today who was still nursing, saw two other nursing females this week, and I saw young that are ~7 weeks old just emerging.  I’ve been trapping here for 7 years and not previously encountered this.   We have a good acorn (red oak) and low hickory mast.  Anyone else seeing this?

 

The Fall 2016 Squirrelologists

October 14th, 2016 by nperlut
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The mighty squirrelologists (from left): Jordyn Cote, Jeremy Lessard, Galen Dubois, Caleb Pulliam, Nicole Greaney, Cody Duckworth, Carolyn Wawrzynowski, Kylie Denny, Kelley Portais, Erin Nakamura and (not pictured) Sean Larner.

Here they are folks, the Fall 2016 squirrelologists!!  A nutty group indeed (he he he).