Tag Archive: Squirrels

Hanging Out With the Squirrels at Riverside Park, Findlay, Ohio

One of my favorite spots to sit and relax is Riverside Park in Findlay, Ohio. Opened in 1906, Riverside Park used to have amusement rides, including a carousel and train. Currently, Riverside is home to a pool, band shell, and numerous well-kept buildings that can be used for picnics and parties.  Sitting along the Blanchard River, Riverside also offers delightful trails, observations areas, and boat rentals.

Recently, my wife and celebrated our fortieth wedding anniversary. After eating dinner at Red Lobster on Tiffin Avenue, we headed to Riverside Park to walk off our meal. Riverside is home to numerous squirrels, two of which graciously “posed” for me.

You can view the rest of the photographs at Defiance County Photo.

Eastern Gray Squirrel Loves Corn on the Cob

I recently added a new feature to our backyard feeders — dried corn on the cob. The goal is to draw squirrels to the living room window so I can photograph them. So far, four different squirrels have munched on the corn. The squirrels take a circuitous route to get to the corn. They begin their jaunt in the towering pine in our front yard. From there the squirrels jump on the two-story part of our house, run down the roof, jump on the one-story part, and make their way to the corn.

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eastern gray squirrel

eastern gray squirrel

eastern gray squirrel

eastern gray squirrel

eastern gray squirrel

eastern gray squirrel

eastern gray squirrel

Squirrel Appreciation Day

Squirrel Appreciation Day is actually on January 21st. Yes, there really IS a squirrel appreciation day. In honor of the rats with long tails that have so often been the subject of my photography, here’s a few squirrel pictures I thought you might enjoy.

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Fox Squirrel Raiding the Bird Feeder, Ain’t he talented?

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Fox Squirrel, Marblehead, Lake Erie

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Fox Squirrel, Riverside Park, Findlay, Ohio

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Fox Squirrel, Riverside Park, Findlay, Ohio

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Fox Squirrel, Riverside Park, Findlay, Ohio

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Fox Squirrel, Riverside Park, Findlay, Ohio

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Fox Squirrel, White Birch Lake, Farwell, Michigan

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Fox Squirrel, Marblehead, Lake Erie

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Fox Squirrel, Marblehead, Lake Erie

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Gray Squirrel, a Sidewalk somewhere in Ohio or Michigan

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Black Squirrel, Port Huron, Michigan.