September 20th, 2018 by nperlut

In a year of wacky squirrel stories, this has got to be one of the wildest squirrel stories of the year.  A picture shows the five juvenile squirrels while under anaesthetic, before their tangled tails were cut free

Reclassify as an aquatic mammal?

September 13th, 2018 by nperlut

Southern Maine is having quite a squirrel year.  Sadly, there are incredible numbers dying as roadkill–likely young of year dispersing and looking for suitable habitat.  Apparently not all squirrels are taking to the roads.  I received this email today from a colleague…..

I wanted to let you know about a neat thing we say on our Saco River boat trip today.

During our trip we saw 4 squirrels swimming across the Saco River.

Even the Captain had never seen this before. It was a high tide, over 10 feet and the tide was an hour from slack.

We saw the squirrels in  4 different places on the river, swimming in both directions both toward Biddeford and toward Saco.

Their tails stuck out of the water a little.Gray squirrel swimming the Saco River Sept 12_2018

Squirrelology in the news!

September 6th, 2018 by nperlut

Great article out today (9/6/18) in the Biddeford Courier on our Project Squirrel.

Ecological function

August 15th, 2018 by nperlut

Alas, we learn more and more every day about the role of squirrels in global ecology.  Here is the newest experiment.

A Mainer studying squirrels outside of Maine

April 16th, 2018 by nperlut

Interesting article on decision making by ground squirrels in the news recently.