Squirrels

Wild Squirrels as Pets

No Squirrels

      DON'T DO IT. (They bite!)

Literary Squirrels: Part the Second

Call me squirrel Nutkin

The Squirrel in Prose Fiction

Literary Squirrels

Literary SquirrelThe Squirrel in Poetry

October is Squirrel Awareness Month. And what you might ask have squirrels to do with poetry? Let me make you aware.

Squirrels of New York

Squirrels of New York
October is Squirrel Awareness Month and there is a varied and robust Literature of Squirrels Stories as I noted last week. As I was reading through the many delightful examples available at the library, I discovered a number of stories with a common setting. They were squirrel stories set in New York City, in the borough of Manhattan, and specifically in the parks of that borough, with the most frequent setting Central Park.

Squirrel Tales to Inspire

SquirrelOctober is Squirrel Awareness Month and there is a varied and robust Literature of Squirrels Stories available at the library that will inspire and entertain you! Here are just a few:

Squirrel Silliness Discovered on Internet!

Also featuring: Ultimate Tag Team Match Up,
and Are Squirrels Planning a Hostile Take Over of the Planet? The Facts You Need to Know!

Squirrel in fez 

 In his National Wildlife Magazine article “Crazy over Squirrels,” Michael Lipske observed that “Americans are schizoid about gray squirrels.” They are “a scourge to some, a delight to others.” He then goes on to profile representatives of each camp. It’s a good introduction to this heated national debate.

Tastes Like Chicken: Cooking with Squirrels

Tastes Like Chicken

Another thing to be aware of during Squirrel Awareness Month in October is that squirrels are edible.

Of course, before you can cook them properly you have to kill them. It’s not like cooking lobster or eating oysters on the half shell. So to properly prepare Batter Fried Squirrel, Brunswick Stew, or any other hardy pioneer fare, it’s time to go squirrel hunting. Fortunately October is also squirrel hunting season in Harris County. So get your license, and round up your gear and head for the hunting grounds.

Step 1 Hunt Them Down

Now That You Are Aware of Squirrels, How to You Keep Them Away From Your Bird Feeder?

October is Squirrel Awareness Month


In last week’s blog I cited Bill Adler, Junior’s book Outwitting Squirrels. In it he offers advice on deterring squirrels by means mechanical and odorous. I promised more information on keeping squirrels out of your bird feeder, and here it is:

October is Squirrel Awareness Month: Be Aware!

October is Squirrel Awareness Month

When I spoke with Nancy Agafitei, the Branch Librarian at the Barbara Bush Branch Library, about Squirrel Awareness Month, she said that her dog was very aware of squirrels, especially about one hour before it’s time to wake up, when he begins to bark loudly at them. This makes the whole household aware of squirrels.

If you are not so fortunate as to have an alert member of the canine species in your house here are some resources to help you become more aware:

The Natural History of Squirrels / John Gurnell

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