Thursday, February 28, 2013

Honorable Mention

We're pleased that The New York Squirrel got a most honorable mention on The Westchester Land Trust Facebook page in their welcome to March, as the beginnings of spring start to peek through!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Rescue of Red Momma

First a little background on this lovely red-brown squirrel called "Red Momma":

1-20 is the last time I go to PCV before the devastating 9-day cold spell. I notice that Red Momma is looking rather sickly. I'm not sure if she's pregnant but her skin and fur have been going through changes, which is often the case for a pregnant squirrel.

1-29 We finally get a break from the cold. Today it is 52 degrees and sunny. I  go to PCV after a 9 day absence to check on the squirrels. I'm relieved to find Red Momma, who has survived the cold, basking in the sun.

2-6 After yet another cold spell, we go to back PCV to assess the damage.  

Red Momma gets her first taste of corn

Oooh, she likes it!

2-9 Apres le storm
I survived Nemo

Sweet Cinnamon

I found these pictures of Cinnamon that were taken less than 2 weeks before he died from the cold. Such a lovely squirrel. As you can see, he was very young and was a little ball of fluff with soft, feathery "baby fur".

January 19

Monday, February 18, 2013

But she's not there

There's another rescue attempt that I feel the need to document. I had become friendly with this lovely large gray squirrel since the beginning of February. She has a skin condition and may be pregnant.

I had seen her around in January. She was always the first one to run over to greet me whenever I arrived, rain or shine. She was always there.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Squirrel Trappers

We found three little black squirrels who were in trouble after Nemo. They all appear to live together in the same tree:
In this hole we call the Infirmary:

Have Trap will Travel
Today Bernie brings his trap and his net and we set out to rescue some squirrels! We start by looking for the three injured black ones. As if by magic, they show up one after another.

If a tree falls

"if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound?" Apparently not when it comes to a tree in PCV.  No fuss was being made over the loss of a beautiful tree.

This is the tree with the terrace that provided a lookout for squirrels. Whenever you walked by there, if you looked up you would invariably see little squirrel heads peeking down. They loved that spot!
lookout tree

The "terrace"

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Snow Squirrels

Well historic blizzard Nemo came and went and dumped a bunch of snow all over the city. We went out the next day to check on the damage.

Peter Cooper Village

Thursday, February 7, 2013