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Species of the Week: Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Happy National Squirrel Appreciation Day! Squirrels are so common in this region that sometimes their importance in our ecosystems gets overlooked. Check out this post to learn more about why some grey squirrels are black (especially in Clarion!), why we should appreciate squirrels, and more!



  1. Eyesplash Photography. Grey Squirrel, Black Squirrel. 19 April 2012. Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyesplash/6948054130/in/photolist-8coqp7-bHV6W4-7Xbm8f-bNTtKc-8ARFm9-cDQCtY-bkEzsV-8Wc2Fa-4RPobP-58GkA4-bCVhQz-9jS8GQ-eob3xK-8JHnt5-cv17x5-cnYK7C-aD2Gfc-54i9vt-7XbeUq-bzYAqJ-54nn77-8ANA7z-aD6EYy Accessed 21 January 2022.

Miller, Matthew L. “What’s Up With White Squirrels and Black Squirrels?.” The Nature Conservancy, 11 October 2021, https://blog.nature.org/science/2021/10/11/whats-up-with-white-squirrels-and-black-squirrels/ Accessed 21 January 2022.


Stapanian, Martin A. "Seed dispersal by birds and squirrels in the deciduous forests of the United States." Frugivores and seed dispersal. Springer, Dordrecht, 1986. 225-236.


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