Backyard Secrets–The Southern Flying Squirrel Cannot Fly But Can Sure Glide A Long Way

A rarely seen backyard resident throughout Georgia is the Southern flying squirrel.  Although this small mammal cannot actually fly, it can glide 80 yards or more.

2 thoughts on “Backyard Secrets–The Southern Flying Squirrel Cannot Fly But Can Sure Glide A Long Way

  1. Terry, how does someone who lives in urban Atlsnta see flying squirrels. I’ve lived here 25 years and have yet to see them.

    On another topic, I noticed the Audubon quote on the TERN page. I had a hard time believing that Audubon is the author of that quote. The term conservation was not in usage during his lifetime. I’m not the only one with doubts; see this: http://birdstuff.blogspot.com/2007/05/notable-audubon-quote-what-is-source.htm

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