He’s about the size of a house cat, and very shy, so it is best to visit him in Eurasia in the early mornings or late afternoons.
Even though squirrels are usually pictured in trees, many members of the squirrel family (called Sciuridae) hang out down on the ground. Appropriately called ground squirrels, these rodents include common faces like chipmunks, groundhogs, & gophers (whose proper name is the Richardson’s ground squirrel).
August is a good time to relax and soak up the summer rays, but September is about revving up the bustle and getting things done. And you’re running out of time to experience some of our best summer activities. Take a read through our summer must-dos and see how many you can do before they close for the season on September 3: