November 16, 2015
Nocturnal Visitor, Flying Squirrel
We had a furry nocturnal visitor to the Ontario FeederWatch Cam in the early hours of the morning today. Northern Flying Squirrels are quite common in Ontario – and throughout coniferous forests in northern North America – but people rarely see them since, unlike Red Squirrels, they are primarily active at night. Though you can't see it very well in the video, flying squirrels have a fold of skin between their front and hind legs that they use to glide from tree to tree. Pretty cool!