A Mainer studying squirrels outside of Maine

April 16th, 2018 by nperlut

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

Talking squirrels with Nat Wheelwright at Bowdoin College

March 22nd, 2018 by nperlut

My good friend Nat Wheelwright is retiring from Bowdoin College.  He is spending his last year creating beautiful, short Nature Moments films in and around his community.  He invited me up to talk all things squirrels.  Have a watch here.

Today is HUGE

January 22nd, 2018 by nperlut

Of all the important global holidays and observances–both political and religious–today is a biggie.  In Squirrelology, it is THE biggie.  Happy National Squirrel Appreciation day folks!  Keep it furry.

I love cats, but they should always be kept indoors

January 12th, 2018 by nperlut

Domestic house cats and humans have an amazingly interesting shared evolutionary history.  They are super interesting critters.  But they also cause ecological havoc.  Check out this truly unfortunate video involving squirrels, people and cats. To truly understand the science behind how cats affect ecosystems check out Peter Marra’s (director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center) amazing book, Cat Wars The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer.

The Fall 2017 Squirrelologists!!

December 10th, 2017 by nperlut

The Fall 2017 Squirrelologists!!  What a great crew.

From left to right--

From left to right–Nikki Tenaglia, Emily Murad, Hannah Buckley, April Ater, Kelley Portrais, Erin Viens, Sean Larson, Barrett Saint-Amour