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Transcript of Gray Squirrel
These squirrels live in trees year-round, either in holes in the tree or nests that they build out of leaves. Nests are usually high up in tree branches. Holes big enough for the squirrels are often old woodpecker holes that have decayed, further increasing the size.
The trees most commonly used by Eastern Gray Squirrels to live in are White Oak, American Beech, American Elm, Red Maple, and Sweetgum trees, though they will use other trees also.
The Gray Squirrels First habitat is the deciduous forest where leaves fall off every fall. deciduous forest are mostly located in eastern parts of North America Asia and Europe. The average temperature of the forest is 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The average precipitation rate in deciduous forests have an average precipitation rate of 30 to 60 ft of water per year.
Black Bears, Brown Bears, and Birds are popular animals in this habitat.
There is a lot of fertile soil in the forest which helps plants. There are also lakes and streams which provide water. Abiotic things that are there are, soil, rocks, sunlight, water and some man made signs and roads. Other than the Gray Squirrel, the Black Bear, the Brown Bear, the Aspic Viper, and the Wood Pecker are all Biotic organisms.
Eastern Gray Squirrels are the most common mammal in our area. They are members of the Rodent family, and spend most of their time in trees.
Eastern Gray Squirrels grow anywhere from 17 to 20 inches long. They have gray-brown fur, except for their undersides which have pale fur. The tail has silver-tipped hairs at the end.
The taiga is the world's
largest terrestrial biome.
In North America it covers
most of inland Canada and
Alaska as well as parts of the northern continental United
States the Pacific Ocean. The Taiga habitat is home abiotic factors like , snow, ice, water, rocks, and a little sunlight. It also includes biotic factors like, Grey Wolves, Snow Rabbits, Caribou, Foxes, and Wolverines.
The diet of Eastern Gray Squirrels includes: acorns, hickory nuts, walnuts, beechnuts, maple , Yellow Poplar blossoms, American Hornbeam seeds, apples, fungi, Black Cherry, Flowering Dogwood, grapes, sedges, grasses, American Holly, insects (adults and larvae), baby birds, bird eggs, and amphibians.
By: Adithya Vaidhyan, Ben Holmes and Kofi Sallie
The grey squirrel must have a thicker coat to with stand the harsh weather in the taiga. Also the squirrel must be able to dig through snow so it can move around easily
The Grey Squirrel may have to hibernate to get through the winter.