Squirrels are one of the most common species in North America, and can be spotted all over North Carolina! You can see squirrels in the forest, in the suburbs, and even in cities.

Squirrels are known for eating acorns, climbing trees, and their fluffy tails.

Just like birds, squirrels make nests in trees. Squirrel nests can often be spotted from the ground, and are about the same size as a beach ball. Like a bird, the nests are made from sticks and other natural debris.

Brown squirrel climbing down a tree root

Fun Fact!

The word 'squirrel' is derived from Greek, and means 'shadow tail'.
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