Red Squirrel

Red Squirrel

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

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 to coloring, which some people refer to as ‘rufous’. That is basically a color that incorporates strong shades…

Fun Facts About Squirrels

Fun Facts About Squirrels

Squirrels (Sciuridae) Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Rodentia Suborder: Sciuromorpha Family: 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…

What Do Squirrels Eat?

What Do Squirrels Eat?

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 to…

Flying Squirrel

Flying Squirrel

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…