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2014-10-29 23:13:17

An earthy modern residence featuring a rammed earth wall and sod roofs designed by Jackson, Wyo.-based Ward + Blake Architects was featured in the ‘Mansions’ column of the Wall Street Journal.

2014-08-29 23:07:55

Already preassembled for the ultimate convenience to birding hobbyists, the Breakaway resists not only squirrels, but even the harshest weather elements and common outdoor issues, such as rust,

Size Of Animal's Brain Matters When It Comes To Self-control
2014-04-22 14:36:34

Chimpanzees may throw tantrums like toddlers, but their total brain size suggests they have more self-control than, say, a gerbil or fox squirrel

red squirrel
2014-02-25 06:05:48

Native red squirrels have declined throughout Britain and Ireland for the last century due to a combination of habitat loss and the introduction of the North American eastern grey squirrel. But more recently its few remaining populations have been devastated by an insidious pox virus passed to them by the alien invaders.

2014-01-17 23:02:46

NWF is the education partner for the movie and is providing resources to help kids, parents, teachers and animal enthusiasts of all ages. Reston, VA (PRWEB)

History Of The American Urban Squirrel Traced By Researcher
2013-12-06 14:58:42

Until recently, Etienne Benson, an assistant professor in the University of Pennsylvania's Department of History and Sociology of Science, has trained his academic eye on the history of conservation of large, charismatic wildlife, such as tigers, grizzly bears and orcas. With his latest publication, however, he consciously chose to investigate a creature that may be considered less exotic, and is certainly smaller.

Formby’s Red Squirrel Population Recovering After Outbreak Of Squirrelpox
2013-11-27 10:42:33

A study by the University of Liverpool has found that the red squirrel population along the Sefton coastline seems to be recovering from a serious outbreak of squirrelpox in 2008.

2013-08-06 23:01:40

Rodent Guys switched to traps and carbon monoxide in Woodland Hills to control

2013-06-29 23:00:49

Rodent Guys of Southern California reports Los Angeles County ground squirrels have gone into their underground

Stressed Squirrels Produce Faster Growing Offspring
2013-04-19 19:30:36

What was surprising for an international group of researchers was how an increase in stress for a squirrel mother led to offspring that are decidedly stronger and heartier.


Latest Squirrel Reference Libraries

Franklin’s Ground Squirrel, Poliocitellus franklinii
2012-07-27 11:27:11

Franklin’s ground squirrel (Poliocitellus franklinii) is native to the northern area of the United States and Canada, inhabiting tall grasses on the American prairie. Joseph Sabine who named it after Sir John Franklin, a British Arctic explorer, first described this squirrel in 1822. Previously, it was classified in the Spermophilus genus, within its own subgenus. However, genetic testing showed that it belonged in a different genus because it was paraphyletic, and so it was placed in...

Spotted Ground Squirrel, Xerospermophilus spilosoma
2012-07-25 13:55:23

The spotted ground squirrel (Xerospermophilus spilosoma) is native to west and central United States and south and central Mexico. Its United States range includes Nebraska, South Dakota, western Texas, western Kansas, eastern Arizona and most of New Mexico. Its preferred habitat includes deep, sandy soil with limited vegetation. It can be found in burrows within sand hills, and may occupy abandoned prairie dog burrows. The burrows can also be found on mesas with short grass, or along...

Mojave Ground Squirrel, Xerospermophilus mohavensis
2012-07-25 13:51:49

The Mojave ground squirrel (Xerospermophilus mohavensis) is native only to the Mojave Desert in California. Frank Stephens discovered this squirrel in 1886. Its range includes areas of Inyo, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Kern counties. It can be found in Joshua tree woodlands, saltbush scrub, Mojave mixed woody scrub, and saltbush scrub. The preferred habitat of the Mojave ground squirrel contains abundant forage like spiny hopsage and winterfat, which allows the squirrels to live...

Abert's Squirrel, Sciurus aberti
2012-07-20 10:50:22

Abert’s squirrel (Sciurus aberti) is a tree squirrel that is native to the North America. It is also known as the tassel-eared squirrel. Its range extends from the Rocky Mountains all the way into Mexico, with large populations appearing in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and the Grand Canyon. Its range is slightly fragmented, with most populations being isolated to the Rocky Mountains, but the introduced populations in the Graham and Santa Catalina mountains of Arizona are stable. There...

Variegated Squirrel, Sciurus variegatoides
2012-07-17 14:54:47

The variegated squirrel (Sciurus variegatoides) is native to many regions, including Honduras, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala. It is one of over a hundred species of tree squirrel, and it can vary in color from whites to red, depending on the subspecies. It holds at least fourteen subspecies. The variegated squirrel appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Least Concern”. Image Caption: Sciurus variegatoides in Curú Wildlife Refuge,...

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