|Flying squirrel at a bird feeder|
Image courtesy of dnr.wi.gov
|Image courtesy FlyingSquirrels.com|
Although they are nestled up napping most of the day, flying squirrels keep very busy at night - one squirrel can store up to 15,000 nuts in a season! They mainly feast on nuts and seeds, along with fruits, mushrooms, buds, and even eggs, small birds, or carrion. Their predators include cats, foxes, weasels, martens, owls, snakes, and hawks.
For more on these fascinating flyers, visit www.flyingsquirrels.com, to find some awesome videos, images, an art gallery, fun facts, and more! You can also find them on this Wisconsin Forest Wildlife poster and click for more info. Learn how to build a nestbox to see if you can attract these gregarious gliders to your own yard!