About Squirrels

Squirrel

What have you heard about squirrels? They are familiar to almost everyone, and it’s not a big surprise. According to National Geographic, more than 200 squirrel species live all over the world, except for Australia. For some people, squirrels are cute and entertaining. They are often in cartoons or fairytales, and that’s why many kids … Read more

Ground Squirrel

Ground Squirrel

You can literally find ground squirrels all over the world. They encompass all different types of squirrels, from the American red squirrel to the Arctic squirrel to the Mohave ground squirrel. Mind you, these are only three out of very, very many. Naturally, of course, ground squirrels are different from tree squirrels. It is surprisingly easy to see … Read more

Grey Squirrel

Grey Squirrel

We have all either heard of or seen Sciurus caroliniensis – but you will likely know this little animal better as a grey squirrel, or a gray squirrel.  It simply depends on whether or not you like British spelling!  However you spell it, the facts and fundamentals of the animal remain the same.  The average length of the grey … Read more

Red Squirrel

Red Squirrel

The red squirrel is a very solitary little creature.  In fact, each red squirrel takes it upon him or herself to defend a territory that ranges in between two acres and five acres.  Not only are they defending the territory from other species of squirrels, namely grey squirrels, they are also defending from other red squirrels.  … Read more

Fox Squirrel

Fox Squirrel

The fox squirrel, also known as Sciurus niger, is the only species of squirrel – of tree squirrel, specifically – which makes its home in the wide, wide Great Plains. The fox squirrel gets its name due coloring, which some people refer to as ‘rufous’. That is basically a color that incorporates strong shades of … Read more

Fun Facts About Squirrels

Eastern Gray Squirrel

Squirrels (Sciuridae) Kingdom:   AnimaliaPhylum:     ChordataClass:         MammaliaOrder:        RodentiaSuborder:  SciuromorphaFamily:      Sciuridae Do you remember those cute chipmunk cartoons Chip and Dale? Yes, our cute squirrel friends are in fact part of a huge family of Squirrels (Sciuridae) which also makes them cousins of prairie dogs, the woodchucks, the amazing flying squirrel and both tree and ground squirrels. The … Read more

Squirrel Feeders: Which One Is Right For You?

Red Squirrel on Feeder

Squirrels have definitely become the enemy to a lot of people: not only are squirrels an annoyance to gardeners by digging up all of their bulbs and eating them, but they are an annoyance at the bird feeder as well when they are trying to get some food there.  That is why companies started coming out with … Read more

What Do Squirrels Eat?

Squirrel Eating

When it comes to squirrels, there are a lot of things that these little critters will eat that make gardeners hate them.  Not only are squirrels one of the most hated creatures in the rodent family because of their diet but they are also one of the cutest looking rodents!  Squirrels have been an annoyance … Read more

Flying Squirrel

Flying Squirrel 2

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Family:  Sciuridae Subfamily:  Sciurinae Tribe:  Pteromyini The scientific name for Flying Squirrels is Petauristini or Pteromyni, These belong to the 44 varieties of the tribes of squirrels. Unlike bats or birds, they cannot really fly high; they glide between trees. Flying squirrel belongs to the … Read more