Southern California Squirrel Survey
|Presented By||Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County|
|Goal||To better understand the biodiversity of squirrels in SoCal.|
|Task||Find squirrels in SoCal, take photos of them, and share with us!|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet|
The Southern California Squirrel Survey is a citizen-science based research program to catalog the occurrence of squirrels in the greater southern California region.
Although squirrels are well-known to people, they are often overlooked. Not many people realize that eastern fox squirrels are not native to California. Similarly, the decline of the native western gray squirrel has gone unnoticed.
The aim of the Southern California Squirrel Survey is to learn more about the distribution and behavior of these species, as well as the many other understudied species in our regions, such as the northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus), eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), lodgepole chipmunk (Tamias speciosus), and Merriam’s chipmunk (Tamias merriami).
|How to Join||
Participation in the Southern California Squirrel Survey is easy!
1. Look for Squirrels in Southern California
2. Take Pictures
3. Submit Your Observations
camera, Internet access
|Special Skills||Ability to recognize squirrels, take photos of them, and share them with NHM (online, social media, or e-mail). You do not need to be able to ID the squirrels.|
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||On a hike, At home, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium|
|Tags||la, los angeles, natural history museum of los angeles county, nhm, socal, southern california, squirrel, squirrel survey, squrrel, squrrel survey|
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