Flying Squirrels

March 27, 2018

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
Just yesterday I was cutting a dead leader out of a large sugar maple tree hanging over someone’s house & out came 8 flying squirrels, one after the other. They scurried up the leader & then flew literally 30 plus yards to a neighboring hollowed out maple tree across the road. As each approached their “landing” spot, they fluttered upwards at the last second to make for a “soft landing.” I gotta say, this was one of the most impressive wildlife sightings I’ve seen. Also, I’m jealous of their tree climbing acrobatics.

May the forest be with you,Ryan Trapani

Director of Forest Services

Catskill Forest Association