AMERICAN RED SQUIRREL.....aka North American red squirrels, boomers, chickarees, pine squirrels, and fairydiddles....found across North America in the colder northern states and prefer living in pine forests....weighs 7-12 ounces and measures 12 inches long from nose to tail....the most common species of tree squirrel....about half the size of gray squirrels

looks like mom is cracking open some nuts her little ones.

" Red Squirrel On A Branch by Duncan Shaw ”

'Red Squirrel On A Branch' ~Duncan Shaw. Red Squirrels, an endangered species, are our native squirrel here in The British Isles.When a group of American Grey Squirrels were brought here, they took over & nearly wiped out our beloved, tufted-eared red spe

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Here's something I didn't know: Red squirrels are amazing swimmers :)

Squirrels are active at night a bit. Human beings get up at night to pee or take care of their young, and it’s the same with squirrels. However, it’s generally only really short. Squirrels are diurnal – that means they are primarily energetic in the daytime. In fact, they are identified as crepuscular, which means they are most active during the early morning and night hours.

Are Squirrels Nocturnal?

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Tamiasciurus hudsonicus -- actually, I don't understand how this is native to Iowa, because some preliminary studies suggest it's primary food is spruce trees (pinea sp.), none of which appear to be native to Iowa.

American Red Squirrel | american red squirrel

American Red Squirrel | american red squirrel

Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy listing at https://www.etsy.com/listing/185421792/needle-felted-wool-animal-north-american

Needle Felted Wool Animal. North American red squirrel. Soft sculpture

Distinguished from other tree squirrels by its smaller size, the American red squirrel is, as its common name suggests, a deep reddish brown in colour, with white underparts and a white ring around...

Distinguished from other tree squirrels by its smaller size, the American red squirrel is, as its common name suggests, a deep reddish brown in colour, with white underparts and a white ring around.

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