Thursday, January 22, 2009

Squirrel Appreciation Day

Chubby Squirrel in a Crab Apple Tree on my campus.

Yesterday was Squirrel Appreciation Day. I didn't know that fact at the time of my wordless wednesday preparation. Surely I would have prepareda two-for-one post. But anyway, I decided I could still celebrate squirrel appreciation post-hoc and share some really great photos and videos with you over the next couple of days.

Squirrel Appreciation Day is celebrated every January 21 since 2001, thanks to Christy Hargove of Asheville, North Carolina. (Interestingly, there is also a National Squirrel Appreciation Week October 7-13). She was working at a local Wildlife Rehabilitation and Rescue Center when she founded this cause.

So I'll share my photos and videos of squirrels, from a Wildlife Rehab and Rescue Center in my neck of the woods.
Eastern Grey Squirrel

Fox Squirrel

Other Squirrel Appreciation Day blog posts:

Stop by tomorrow for Urban Wildlife Watch: Squirrels and Their Nests, part 2 of my Squirrel Appreciation Day tribute.


squirrelmama said...

Thank you for a beautiful post honoring the squirrels! Your photos and your videos showcase their grace as well as their whimsy, and I hope people stop by and read your words and view what you have put there. What a celebration of these small but important animals!

Kit Aerie-el said...

Wow, interesting. Squirrel appreciation day and an entire week as well?! I'm not a huge fan of gray squirrels but do like our sweet little native Douglas squirrels here in the Pacific Northwest.

Anonymous said...

It's so great to be celebrating Squirrel Appreciation Day in good company! Thanks for sharing these great videos--squirrels really are charismatic little suckers, aren't they? Can't wait to pop in tomorrow and enjoy Part Two...

Unknown said...

Squirrels are just TOO cute! As long as they aren't in my feeder. :)

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