Western Gray Squirrel Drawing by Lucia Harrison
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Scientific Name:  Sciurus griseus

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Photo by Fish Demon

Western Gray Squirrels are the largest tree squirrel in the Pacific Northwest.  They live in low elevation oak, maple and coniferous forests.  They eat seeds, nuts, acorns, berries and leaves.  They store food in hollow trees and animal burrows.  They nest in trees, nest boxes and attics.

For more information go to the

1) Oregon State University Extension Service Website  https://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/how-help-oregons-native-western-gray-squirrel

2)  Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife  https://wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/species/sciurus-griseus



Photo by Alan Schmierer