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.
February 23, 2012 | Categories: Adaptations, Animal Adaptations, February, Mammals, Rodents, Winter Adaptations | Tags: Flying Squirrels, Glaucomys sabrinus, Glaucomys volans, Northern Flying Squirrel, Rodents, Southern Flying Squirrel, Squirrels, Winter Adaptations, Winter Survival | 13 Comments
February 15, 2012 | Categories: Adaptations, Animal Adaptations, February, Mammals, Nocturnal Animals, Rodents | Tags: Flying Squirrels, Glaucomys sabrinus, Glaucomys volans, Nocturnal Animals, Northern Flying Squirrel, Southern Flying Squirrel | 5 Comments