If you feed birds, you might want to glance at your feeders on your way to bed at night. With luck, you may encounter a Northern or Southern Flying Squirrel, or a swinging feeder indicating the recent departure of one. These nocturnal rodents remain active all year and often take advantage of the ample supply of food that bird feeders provide. Flying squirrels often refurbish abandoned tree cavity nests of birds and squirrels for winter use. During very cold weather they stay in these nests for prolonged periods, often huddling with several other flying squirrels. The relative warmth of this winter means the chances of seeing a “flying” night visitor at your feeder are greatly increased.
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January 30, 2017 | Categories: Flying Squirrels, January, Nocturnal Animals, Northern Flying Squirrel, Rodents, Southern Flying Squirrel, Uncategorized | Tags: Glaucomys sabrinus, Glaucomys volans | 13 Comments