Southern California Squirrel Survey - How to Participate | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

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Southern California Squirrel Survey

How to Participate


1. Look For Squirrels!

Go out and find squirrels in your schoolyard, neighborhood (or anywhere in southern California!) year round. There are more than just the top three listed here, including a species of flying squirrel you might spot only at night!

2. Take Pictures

Photograph the squirrel and document when and where you found it (GPS or cross streets), what kind of habitat it was in, and what it was doing. The more detailed the observation, the better!

3. Submit Your Observations

Submit photos and supporting data (date, time, address/locality, and observational notes) by: