Submit Your Squirrel Observation

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Presented by the University of Illinois Chicago, the Hefner Museum of Natural History, and the Chicago Academy of Science

Thank you for participating in Project Squirrel! Your data are an important contribution to our understanding of urban nature and we hope you will continue to report about the squirrels at your observation site and tell your friends about Project Squirrel.

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Your information

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How many? Which species?

If none, please leave at 0.

Squirrel Photo

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Can you see your observation site on this map?

Based on the available information, this is your observation site's point on the map. If it's incorrect, you can drag the marker to the correct spot.

When did you make this observation?
What type of location?
What trees are present?

Nut-bearing Trees (like walnut, hickory, oak)
Seed-bearing Trees (like maple, elm, locust)
Fruit-bearing Trees (like crabapple, ginkgo, hawthorn)
Tiny-seeded Trees (like cottonwood, willow, ash)
Coniferous Trees (like pine, spruce, fir)

How often do you see squirrels getting food from the following?
Compared to this time last year, are squirrels more abundant, less or the same?
How often are dogs, cats, and other predators seen at the site?

This includes dogs and cats that live near the site, strays, animals that visit the site on a walk, and others: low = if you see them you're lucky; medium = you see them if you're looking for them; high = you see them regularly

Any other comments, data, or observations?