Winter Survival Strategy of Flying Squirrels
During the winter flying squirrels often huddle together in large communal nests, sometimes with populations numbering over two dozen squirrels, in an effort to keep warm. Two years ago 22 of these nocturnal creatures spent the majority of the winter in my log cabin, doing just that. Although flying squirrels do not hibernate, if temperatures become too severe the squirrels will enter a state of torpor until temperatures return to normal.
This entry was posted on February 23, 2012 by Mary Holland. It was filed under Adaptations, Animal Adaptations, February, Mammals, Rodents, Winter Adaptations and was tagged with Flying Squirrels, Glaucomys sabrinus, Glaucomys volans, Northern Flying Squirrel, Rodents, Southern Flying Squirrel, Squirrels, Winter Adaptations, Winter Survival.