So you want to know Squirrelfeeders.com's favorite squirrel links?
I thought you
would never ask!
Here's our list of favorite squirrel links:
- The Squirrel Place: If we could have only one squirrel link, it would be to Dennis Owca's The Squirrel Place. Not only is there a ton of the obligatory pix, faqs and links... THIS IS THE PLACE to grab the "Daylight Robbery" video clips!
- Jon's World o' Squirrels: Hot on the heels of Dennis Owca's site is Jon's World o' Squirrels. In addition to another ton (and a half, maybe) of great squirrel information, this is where we first learned about the dangers of feeding our furry friends raw peanuts!
After we got over the shock of thinking about how our good intentions were hurting our arboreal neighbors, we changed our ways and both us and our squirrel friends are happy and healthy again! Thanks, Jon, for helping to spread the word about the raw peanut menace!
- Campus Squirrel Listings: If you want to know how your campus stacks up on the Campus Squirrel Index, or if you want to get your campus listed, check this out.
- Squirrel Fishing: Harvard researchers Nikolas Gloy and Yasuhiro Endo, of the Divsion of Engineering and Applied Sciences, have been evaluating squirrel performance with this ingenious test. You can try this with your favorite furry friends and have fun in the process.
- Squirrel Wildlife Rehabilitation: Pam Spragins has been rehabbing orphaned and injured squirrels for years. At her Squirrel Wildlife Rehabilitation site, Pam shares her mountain of valuable information about what to do, and where to get help, if you rescue one of our fine furry friends. (Bookmark it now, so you won't have to go on a wild goose chase when you really need it.)
It is safe to say that you will find more information about squirrels on the World Wide Web than you will find anywhere else in the Known Universe! That said, it can be difficult to balance your laptop on your knee when you take the occasional trip to the Throne room. (Come on, you know what we mean!)
If you are like us, you are amazed at the dearth of quality information about squirrels at your local library or at your favorite booksellers.
For our money, you cannot beat Kim Long's Squirrels: A Wildlife Handbook. This title was recently published as part of the Johnson Nature Series, a respected collection of works by Johnson Books. Kim was done a lot of legwork to pull together another ton of information about our favorite urban rodent. (That makes upwards to 3.5 tons AND a mountain of squirrel information linked from this page alone. So we weren't kidding about the Web and squirrel info!) Get it, read it, you won't be sorry.