Flying Squirrel

Appearance

Smaller than its more common tree squirrel counterpart, the flying squirrel has extra folds of skin that allow it to glide through the air as it leaps from tree to tree. They have light gray to brown thick fur with a lighter underbelly and are strictly nocturnal.

Habitat

Flying squirrels are deciduous and coniferous woodland creatures that nest in tree holes, dreys and dens and forage for food on the forest ground. They are clumsy on foot, but graceful as they glide. Flying squirrels disseminate spores as they eat various fungi and therefore play an important part in our ecosystem. Natural prey to owls, hawks, and raccoons.

Diet

Fungi and lichens nuts, tree sap, insects, bird eggs, flower buds and seeds are what make up a flying squirrel's diet.

Flying Squirrel
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