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The Elusive Fox Squirrel: A South Carolinian Charmer

The Elusive Fox Squirrel: A South Carolinian Charmer

The Fox Squirrel South Carolina's diverse landscape provides a haven for a variety of fascinating creatures, and the fox squirrel is no exception. While often overshadowed by their gray cousins, these charismatic squirrels add a touch of russet charm to the Palmetto...

Forget Groundhogs, In Brevard, It’s White Squirrel Day

Forget Groundhogs, In Brevard, It’s White Squirrel Day

Pisgah Penny, the pride of Brevard Wildlife often provides us humans with some of our favorite mascots. There’s Smoky the Bear, Tony the Tiger, Bucky Beaver to name a few. But how about Pisgah Penny? Not only is this white squirrel the pride of Brevard but she is a...

White Squirrel Day 2024

White Squirrel Day 2024

White Squirrel Day 2024 Location:Mary C. Jenkins Community Center (221 Mills Ave, Brevard, NC 28712) Date:Friday, February 2, 2023 Time:Festivities start at 10am - 12pm10th Annual White Squirrel Day This year is the 10th Annual White Squirrel Day. For those new to the...

White Squirrel Headpatch

White Squirrel Headpatch

Because of observing nesting patterns and interactions of mother and offspring (and because I don't have a life and watch squirrels much to much), I have been able to track the variations in the head patch and dorsal stripes and confirm that specific patterns are...

Self-Guided Tour

Self-Guided Tour

The original self-guided tour was a collection of foam board posters displayed at the Transylvania Heritage Museum each Memorial Day weekend.  A handout describing the posters resembled this document but lacked its detail and transitions.  That was intentional so that...

Summary of 2009 Squirrel Count

[Transcribed from 2 April 2010 Transylvania Times] Brevard’s white squirrels would seem to be doing well as preparations are being made for the Sixth Annual White Squirrel Festival on Memorial Day weekend. Under the supervision of the Heart of Brevard, community...

Inheritance: Dominant or Recessive?

Inheritance: Dominant or Recessive?

This is a relatively technical (and wordy) posting.  The first few paragraphs outline just enough genetics to understand the terminology.  If you've had Biology 101, this is probably review.  The rest is algebra.  If this kind of approach is not for you, suffice it to...

References.

Burgin, Jennifer.  Notable Observations.Dalzell, Bonnie. 1997. Canine Coat Color - Inheritance and Appearance (coat colors and coat color inheritance in dogs) with an emphasis on Colors in Borzoi. Glesener, Robert R.. White Squirrel Research Institute.Glesener, Robert...

The WSRI Director

UPDATE: Our deepest sympathy goes to Dr. Glesener's family in his passing. GLESENER, ROBERT. Associate Professor of Biology, Emeritus, Brevard College. B.S., University of Maryland (Zoology); M.S. (Zoology) and Ph.D. (Biological Sciences), University of Michigan.  I...

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