1.07 ES Assignment.pdf - The endangered carolina northern flying squirrel is ready to take back its home This squirrel has existed all the way back to

1.07 ES Assignment.pdf - The endangered carolina northern...

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The endangered carolina northern flying squirrel is ready to take back its home. This squirrel has existed all the way back to the days of the Ice Age; however, there are many factors threatening their very survival. For instance, according to the Fish and Wildlife Services, habitat destruction, introduction of foreign pests (the balsam woolly adelgid), deforestation, recreational and residential development, pollution, and climate change, are all putting the ecosystem housing the carolina northern flying squirrel in great peril. Northern flying squirrels are a brown backed, grey/ white bellied subspecies of the northern flying squirrel. The most distinct part of their appearance is the loose skin that attaches itself from the squirrels wrist to its ankles. This forms the membrane that the squirrel uses to glide. Due to their gliding nature, their home is typically high in elevation and surrounded by spruce-northern hardwoods and spruce-fir forests. You can find them spread throughout North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee, and these areas tend to be moist and cool in temperature. The
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  • Spring '19
  • Lydia Goodrum
  • Squirrel, Fish and Wildlife Services, Flying Squirrel, northern flying squirrel

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