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 requiring resources to focus on higher priority items.  Only 6 (of 35) Sectors were completed with a percent white of 44.5.  While this is consistant with the trend observed in the previous 15 years (see post “Overview of Findings”, the small sample size precludes including this years numbers in any kind of formal analysis. We will try again next Fall.  If you think you might be willing to participate, don’t wait until then.  Call the White Squirrel Institute at 828.548.0491 and leave your name and contact information.  We will get back to you.