Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Southern Flying Squirrel

Glaucomys volans

Description:

Small squirrel with furry skin membrane extending from front and hind legs allowing it to glide from tree to tree. Nocturnal. Large eyes, flat tail. Creamy to white underside, dark streaks along side at edge of "glider wings", light brown back and tail and slightly grayish on head.

Habitat:

Deciduous and mixed forests, relying mainly on nuts and fruits of trees, though quite opportunistic in diet including mushrooms, carrion, insects and bird eggs.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

AaronS.Young
Spotted by
AaronS.Young

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on May 27, 2012
Submitted on Sep 25, 2013

Related Spottings

Northern Flying Squirrel Southern Flying Squirrel Flying squirrel Southern Flying Squirrel

Nearby Spottings

Horned Grebe Deerberry Red Spotted Newt (Red Eft) Bullfrog
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team