North American Flying Squirrels, etc.
If you are ever in the Washington, DC area in winter, the Long Branch Nature Center here in Arlington has a Southern Flying Squirrel program that is pretty cool. The squirrels come to a feeder on the deck. They have a one hour talk, which is mostly for kids, and ask for a $3 donation, but you can skip those and just show up around dusk.
The squirrels blam into the tree and immediately race around to the other side, scoot down to get a nut, then race up the tree and launch themselves into the air. They have a high cute factor and it is easy to stand there for an hour watching them.
I am wondering if anyone knows of a public place where Northern Flying Squirrels come to a feeder. I have had no luck finding them in the wild where I have been in their range.
I am also wondering if anyone knows of a good place for Snowshoe Hares in the eastern US. I know they are abundant in places, I just don’t know where those places are.
I’d like to make a trip north before the winter sets in, trying for those two species is a good reason to go.
Thanks in advance,
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