No, what it is is Squirrel Appreciation Day! That's right - the bushy-tailed ones now have a day all of their own on which we can pay tribute and give them all the glory that is due them.
Now, how did I ever fail to notice such an important event?
Lucky me, I have two species of squirrels in my yard to appreciate.
|There's the fox squirrel with its reddish brown fur. It is the largest of the native tree squirrels in North America and is resident throughout most of the eastern United States and ranges as far west as Colorado.|
Yes, I know some people consider them pests and when introduced into areas of the world where they are not native, they can become invasive species and create difficulties for native wildlife. But in my yard, they are in their native element and they fit in with the other wildlife residing here. Moreover, they provide endless entertainment for wildlife watchers like myself. I do appreciate squirrels - today and every day.