Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Orlando Squirrels

I spotted this little cutie while visiting family in the Orlando area. And by "little," I mean little. So much smaller than the Fox Squirrels I see in Southern California. One of my nephews kept pointing to the squirrels and exclaiming "MOUSE!" (Followed by "Let's go get it!")


Learn more about the Eastern Gray Squirrel.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cleveland Squirrels

Cleveland squirrels are stocking up on nuts before the snow arrives and they have absolutely no fear of people.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dogs and Squirrels

Check out this great article about two of my favorite things: dogs &...
Squirrel Patrol

This is one of my dog Little Guy's tags. He truly used to be the Squirrel Partrol #1 Sheriff of our back yard. Unfortunately, he is too old and arthritic to jump and run after the critters like he used to, but he still gives them a good barking from time to time!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

California Ground Squirrel

I don't ever remember seeing a California Ground Squirrel, but today I saw many. Seaside, on the central coast of California, the burrowing critters flourish. I saw some in Cambria and also San Simeon.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

San Diego Zoo squirrels

We have an annual membership to the San Diego Zoo and although we don't visit as much as we like, having the membership is great because we don't feel the need to visit every exhibit in order to make up the cost of admission. We can meander in one area and visit other exhibits at another time.

Besides the usual local birds which also visit the zoo freely are the local squirrels. The squirrels visit exhibits and forage food from either the caged animals or park visitors. They are fearless and let you come within a few feet of them before the take off.

With this recent visit, a little dialogue runs in my head about squirrels mocking the caged animals as they run about free around the zoo visiting different animals and stealing their food. Now that I think about it, isn't that an animated movie?

Monday, March 22, 2010

A Squirrel In People Clothing

Grandpa Nerd Squirrel

Okay, so Grandpa Nerd Squirrel here is not really wearing clothes...just a little fun I had. That said, you really should check out this photo series from Life in 1944: "A Squirrel's Guide to Fashion." Tommy Tucker, the model, is shown wearing a variety of outfits, most of which are quite feminine. I LOVE the photo of him sitting on the lap of a boy in a wheelchair. So bizarre, so adorable.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I had a fantastic photo shoot with my neighborhood squirrels recently. I just haven't had time to go through, pick out the best, etc. Here's one though that I kind of like. It was feeding time, meaning there were three of them raiding the peanut feeder next door.


More to come!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Squirrel Cupcakes!

I've been looking for squirrel-related desserts and suddenly it hit me. Has anyone made any squirrel cupcakes?

After a quick search on Google, I found a few adorable cupcakes featuring our friendly, furry friend. Problem is, are they too cute to eat?

Photo by Huberific.

Cupcakes with directions found at Fire The Housewife.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Project Squirrel

Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day! Yeah, you forgot didn't you? And now that you know, you're wondering how you will celebrate. Luckily, there are many great ideas offered up online from various sources such as The Huffington Post and the National Wildlife Federation.

Okay, I'll Pose For You

I was quite excited to stumble upon something called Project Squirrel just in time for the "holiday." The research project started at the University of Illinois and enlists "citizen scientists" to observe the squirrels in their own neighborhoods. Read here for participation information. It sounds easy and fun. I will definitely be doing my part.

Leave a comment if you too plan to do some back yard research.