Squirrel Appreciation Day

January 21 was Squirrel Appreciation Day, sorry that I missed this post on the day of! But to honor the cute and humble squirrel, here are some pictures and facts:

There are more than 300 different species of squirrel.

“squirrel” comes from the Greek word skiouros meaning shadow-tailed.

Thanks to food supplies in cities and suburbs squirrels can reach a density far greater than in the actual wild.