Northeast Conservation Group to Celebrate National Squirrel Appreciation Day

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A red squirrel sitting on top of a tree branch. Photo: Pamela Dewener

Started in 2001 by wildlife expert and rehabilitator Christy Hargrove, it is a day to recognize the role iconic animals play in nature and the environment.

Squirrels play an important role in the forest ecosystem because they are arboreal animals, which means they live in trees. Squirrels also help spread seeds in the forest.

On Friday at 11 a.m., project manager Heinz Traut RSNE will host an online talk about the work being done to protect the charismatic and lovable animal, including how his team members and army of volunteers are using technology to protect them. help to effectively record and understand the information collected. . This, in turn, will highlight the progress made and help in the creation of future conservation plans.

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Additionally, any red squirrel enthusiast and supporter who joins RSNE’s Friends of the Red Squirrel membership program between January 21-24 will receive a free copy of a red squirrel storybook. in his membership pack.

Written by Fiona Lunn, founder of Lunn Learning, the book, aptly titled: The Squirrel is about a red squirrel called Red, his friends Whiskers and Her Ladyship and their life in the pine forest – a great way to banish the January blues.

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