Tuesday, January 21, 2014


"He is a good and smart master and he made me this collar so that I may speak.  SQUIRREL!" - Dug from "Up."
Rock Squirrel at Bandelier National Monument.  Photo used by permission.

Tuesday, January 21, marks National Squirrel Appreciation Day.  The National Wildlife Federation brings 7 ways to celebrate this often maligned mammal.  New Mexico numerous squirrel varieties, including the Rock Squirrel (pictured above) and Abert's Squirrel.  To look at a complete list, New Mexico Game and Fish has a key.  For Squirrel Appreciation of a whole different sort, the Missouri Department of Conservation does have recipes.

Squirrels are well represented in the library's collection.

Children's Picture Books
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
Ol' Mama Squirrel
Scaredy Squirrel at Night
Earl the Squirrel
Never Trust a Squirrel

Children's Non Fiction Books
Baby Ground Squirrel
The Raggedy Red Squirrel
Squirrels And Chipmunks

Children's Chapter Books
Bird & Squirrel On the Run
Squirrel World
The Curse of the Squirrel
Harold's Tale
The Heir Of Mistmantle

Adult's Fiction & Non Fiction Squirrel Books
Index of the Ohio Squirrel Hunters Roster
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary
Meat Eater: Adventures From The Life Of An American Hunter
The Natural History Of Tassel-Eared Squirrels

No Squirrel Appreciation Day would be complete without mentioning Scrat from "Ice Age".

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