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White Squirrel Census

The “walk through” count we do each Fall is to determine the approximate percentage of Brevard’s squirrels that are of the white variant.

15 Year Summary of Squirrel Count

15 Year Summary of Squirrel Count

Brevard, North Carolina’s Annual Squirrel Count ShowsGradual Increase of White Variant Over 15 Years.Robert R. Glesener. Heart of BrevardAbstract: The city of Brevard, North Carolina hosts an established colony of non-albino white squirrels with pigmented...

The Study Area

The Study Area The study area  follows the original Brevard city limits.  For those familiar with Brevard, the study area is bordered by Brevard Middle School on the north, Brevard Elementary School on the east, Brevard High School on the south, and Brevard...

2012 Squirrel Count

A number of factors converged last year to impact the Annual Squirrel Count.  The Director of the White Squirrel Research Institute developed a condition preventing him from participating and the administration of the Heart of Brevard changed hands several times...

Summary of the 2011 Squirrel Count

Brevard’s white squirrels would seem to be doing well as preparations are being made for the eighth Annual White Squirrel Festival on Memorial Day weekend May 26th and 27th.Under the supervision of the Heart of Brevard, community volunteers conducted the 15th Annual...

2010 Rank Order of Sectors

Rank Ordering of Sectors for 2010 by (1) % White, (2) White Squirrels/Acre, & (3) Total Squirrels/Acre  The rankings below are intended to allow interested persons to identify areas within the city of Brevard where they are most likely to encounter white...

Summary of the 2010 Squirrel Count

Brevard’s white squirrels would seem to be doing well as preparations are being made for the Seventh Annual White Squirrel Festival on Memorial Day weekend. Under the supervision of the Heart of Brevard, community volunteers conducted the 14th Annual Brevard Squirrel...

2009 Rank Order of Sectors

Rank Ordering of Sectors for 2009 by (1) % White, (2) White Squirrels/Acre, & (3) Total Squirrels/AcreThe rankings below are intended to allow interested persons to identify areas within the city of Brevard where they are most likely to encounter white squirrels....

Overview of Findings

Overview of Findings

 Distribution of White Squirrel ColoniesBrevard is not the only community to host a white squirrel colony.  There are approximately a dozen other cities with similar populations. The most famous of these is in Olney IL where Dr. John Stencel has been studying an...

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...

Purpose of the Squirrel Count

The stated purpose of the squirrel count and the White Squirrel Research Institute is to monitor the abundance and distribution of Brevard's unusual color variant of the Eastern Gray Squirrel. That sounds very academic. But why should we expect the community to...

Rank Ordering of Sectors for 2008

By (1) % White, (2) White Squirrels/Acre, & (3) Total Squirrels/Acre The rankings below are intended to allow interested persons to identify areas within the city of Brevard where they are most likely to encounter white squirrels.  Percentage by itself can be...

General Information and Procedure

If you are participating in this year's Annual Brevard Squirrel Count, we sincerely thank you!  This survey will help us monitor the distribution and abundance of Brevard’s resident white squirrel population. The data from this year’s count will be available to the...

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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