Let’s Talk About Parks: Squirrels

DEC 2, 2014 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The “Let’s Talk About Parks” series is designed to encourage exploration and discovery of Pittsburgh’s urban parks.

Pittsburgh’s urban parks are quiet in the winter, but there is one woodland creature that seems to be always on the move. Eastern gray squirrels, the most common species of squirrel in Western Pennsylvania, can still be seen dashing across open fields and scaling tree branches like highly skilled trapeze artists.

If you think that squirrels seem to be always in a hurry, you are right, because for them, it’s all about survival in the form of finding — and hiding — food. Read full article