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No matter where you live, city or suburb, from the Midwest to the East Coast, Canada to California, if squirrels live in your neighborhood, you are encouraged to become a squirrel monitor.

Become a Citizen Scientist.
Click here to record your squirrel observations.

Fox squirrels and grey squirrels are two of the most familiar species of wildlife in many neighborhoods and natural areas. In addition to being interesting animals to watch, squirrels can tell us a lot about our local environment and how it is changing. To gain this insight, we must gather data about as many individual squirrels in as many places as possible. This is where you come in; you can be a Citizen Scientist.

A Citizen Scientist is someone who gathers data to be combined with data gathered by thousands of other Citizen Scientists to show patterns that help us better understand nature. A Citizen Scientists can be any age and doesn't need any specialized training.

By contributing your observations of squirrels from home, the office, school, a park, or anywhere, you are helping us better understand the ecology of our neighborhoods. Contribute data as often as you like, from anywhere you are.

In addition to making squirrel observations, you are invited to join us in experimentation using food patches. To learn more, click here to download the guide to conducting foraging experiments in your yard. Click here for instructions on how to make a durable wooden corn foraging patch instead of the cardboard one in the guide. To submit data that you have gathered, click on the brown button below.

Collect Experimental Foraging Patch Data
Click here to submit your data


There are many ways to be a Citizen Scientist:

Record Your Squirrel Observations
Become a Citizen Scientist. Click here to tell us about squirrels near you. You can submit a single observation but, if you can, make at least four observations per site per year. If you are in an area where it seems like there should be squirrels but aren’t, please report that too.

Share Your Squirrel Stories
We will post your stories and observations as appropriate on this site. Click here to read what other people have seen. Click here to submit a story.

Share Your Squirrel Photos
We will post your squirrel photos as appropriate on this site. Click here to see what other's photos. Click here to submit a photo.

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