On Sunday, July 26, visitors to the UW Arboretum will have the opportunity to learn about the lives of squirrels and how to participate in the Squirrel Mapper citizen science project as part of special event called Squirrel Day. This free event runs from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Arboretum’s visitor center. More details are available here.
SquirrelMapper, a citizen science project to gather information about the distribution of black vs. grey squirrels that originated in New York, was launched in Wisconsin this spring by Ben Zuckerberg, an assistant professor in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, with the assistance of Alyse Krueger, an undergraduate researcher in his lab. The duo are now actively seeking the support of citizen scientists to help gather data.