The Eastern grey squirrel is a ubiquitous rodent in our area, and increasingly this fall, roadkill. We take them for granted; they've become a frequent topic of conversation mostly due to the notable number of carcasses on the roads. We take a moment to learn about the little creature we live in close proximity to, and find out why they are so plentiful this year and how they fit into the natural world and our environment.
Later in the hour, we get an update on the state's fight to protect the ash tree against the Emerald Ash Borer.
- Dave Anderson - Senior Director of Education for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests.
- Michael Steele - Professor of Biology at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania and a co-author of the book “North American Tree Squirrels.”
There is a lively conversation and lots of photos of swimmng squirrels on the SPNHF Facebook page.
Many articles contend we don't know enough about squirrels:
Outside/In's "Ask Sam" features a listener question about swimming squirrels. If you have a question abou the natural world and how we use it, call "Ask Sam" 1-844-GO-OTTER (1-844-466-8837) and leave a message.
NHPR's Annie Ropeik learned about the state's fight to slow the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer.