Herding Rats: Fifteen Years of Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels

Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels

  • Pleistocene relict
  • G.s.coloratus inhabits high elevation forest islands in southern Appalachians; G.s.fuscus inhabits more connected landscape in central Appalachians
  • Prefers red spruce or mixed red spruce-northern hardwood forests
  • Cavity nester
  • Mycophagus
  • Parasite-mediatde competition with G. volans

See the presentation.