National Squirrel Appreciation Day
Start writing a post
Lifestyle

National Squirrel Appreciation Day

Here are 12 ways to acknowledge squirrel day.

525
National Squirrel Appreciation Day
google images

National Squirrel Appreciation Day is January 21st. Christy Hargrove, a wildlife rehabilitator from Asheville, North Carolina created this day in 2001. Squirrel Appreciation Day is observed to remind people that these adorable animals deserve an equal amount of respect even though they can be pesky. Squirrels are found all over the world as they are native to Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and also introduced to Australia. There are over 200 species of squirrels that are currently known. The smallest squirrel species is the African pygmy squirrel and is only about three inches long. The largest squirrel species is the Indian giant squirrel and can grow to be as long as three feet. Squirrels are an important aspect to the environment because they assist in the dispersion of nuts and seeds that aids in forest renewal. Oftentimes, the squirrels will forget about the food they have buried in the ground, so the nuts and seeds will sprout in during the spring and grow into plants and trees. Here are 12 fun ways that you can participate in National Squirrel Appreciation Day to acknowledge that these cute and important mammals do exist.

1. Set up a squirrel feeder in your yard.

Give the squirrels their own special space and maybe then they will stay out of your bird feeders.

2. Wear squirrel themed clothing.


If the full mascot costume is too much for you, then a squirrel t-shirt or a pair of socks adorned with squirrels will do just fine.

3. Watch squirrel documentaries.

There is so much to learn...

4. Plant or donate a tree.

Provide a new home for a squirrel.

5. Eat some nuts.

The most basic way to celebrate National Squirrel Appreciation Day.

6. Drink your coffee out of a squirrel mug.


Start celebrating from the moment you pour that first cup of coffee.

7. Make squirrel themed food.


Almost to cute to eat. Almost.

8. Read a book to learn squirrel facts.

Did you know that a squirrel's front teeth grow at the rate of six inches per year?

9. Create squirrel arts and crafts.

Now you have decorations to display next year on National Squirrel Appreciation Day.

10. Take pictures of squirrels.

Photo creds: me + my iPhone

11. Eat food off of squirrel toothpicks.

These are so cute that they should be used every single day of the year, not just on January 21st.

12. Watch movies that have squirrel characters.

Scrat the squirrel is definitely the best character in the Ice Age movies.


Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Health and Wellness

7 Things Your Partner Can Do To Support You When You Have PCOS

Don't be afraid to ask for help or comfort if you need it.

6326

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) may not be totally visible to the eye, which makes it a lot harder for your partner to understand what's going on with your body.

If you are in a relationship, it's important that you communicate your PCOS symptoms with your partner. I say "your" symptoms specifically because everyone's symptoms are different.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Watched 'The Social Dilemma' And YIKES, I'm Terrified For The Next Generation's Mental Health

Millennials can remember a time without online social affirmation, but we may be the last ones.

3504
The Social Dilemma / Netflix

I've been in a media job for the entirety of my professional career. From part-time social media internships to full-time editorial work, I've continued to learn how to tell stories, write catchy headlines, and keep people interested. I believe working in media is a big responsibility, as well as a valuable way to advance our world.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

One Indictment, Three Charges, And No Justice For Breonna Taylor

We can't settle for this decision or a system that is fundamentally broken and unequal.

11306

On March 13, 26-year-old Breonna Taylor was fatally shot in her apartment by police who were executing a "no-knock" warrant. Since then, there have been rallying efforts both in the streets and on social media demanding justice for Taylor and keeping her name known.

Keep Reading... Show less
Swoon

I’m OK With Hooking Up On The First Date, But That DOESN'T Make Me Easy

2020 has been a crazy year. And yet, women being comfortable with our bodies still seems to be a big topic in mass media.

568

I'm an adult. There is no reason I can't have consensual sex with someone on the first date. It does NOT make me easy, and it does not mean I'll have sex with just anyone the first time I meet them.

Keep Reading... Show less

I was so excited to vote in my local primary election in August. I eagerly researched my local candidates, combed the newspaper for profiles and policy positions, and shared infographics on Insta about voting deadlines. I considered myself a keen voter.

Keep Reading... Show less

Nothing! There is no reason to feel guilty about food and nourishing your body. It's time to make peace with food and stop focusing on the "good" or "bad," "right" or "wrong" because food does not have power over you.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Sat Down With An Endocrinologist To Ask All My Questions About Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

There are so many moving parts of hormonal health, so I went to an expert.

6012
Anjanette Tan

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is an autoimmune disease that impacts approximately 1 in 10 women. Any woman who has PCOS can attest to the fact that no two cases are the same — there are so many aspects of hormonal health that can impact a woman's reproductive health! For many, PCOS is a trial and error condition, with many doctors' appointments depending on the stage of life the woman is in.

This week I sat down with Dr. Anjanette Tan to get the expert opinion on all my PCOS questions. Dr. Tan is a board-certified endocrinologist who's worked in private practices since 2004. She currently works at the Diabetes and Thyroid Center of Fort Worth, one of the largest all-endocrine practices in the area, where she is the managing partner and head of clinical research.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

This $40 Silk Sleep Mask Gives Me The Best Sleep I've Ever Had — I Never Go Anywhere Without It

Crane And Canopy just redefined the meaning of "beauty sleep".

4431

- Since I can remember, I've always been a light sleeper, with the quietest sounds waking me up, and I regularly wake up with the sun.

- While talking to a gynecologist friend of mine, she mentioned the importance of using an eye mask for quality sleep, which regulates hormonal levels.

- I was serendipitously sent the Crane & Canopy Silk Sleep Mask almost right after that conversation and was honestly reluctant to try it after testing other sleep masks that felt uncomfortable and irritated my skin.

- This sleep mask was extremely comfortable, and for the first time in nearly a decade, I slept in far past when I usually do on the weekends and woke up feeling more refreshed than I can remember — I've worn it nearly every night since then.

The older I get, it seems that sleep becomes an increasingly important topic of conversation amongst my friends and me. Yes, of course we complain about how tired we always are, but the pattern seemed to be a lack of sleep on the weekdays followed by late nights and sleeping in on the weekends without any solution.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

The Self-Care Kit Every College Student Should Have Handy In 2020

Make sure you have everything you need to relieve some tension.

2538

As college students, sometimes life can be overwhelming. Four tests in a week and you only passed one of them? I feel that. Days like that, you just need time for yourself. A time where you're nice to yourself and put your own self-care before anything else.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

The Smile Project Just Launched An Ambassador Program, And I Can't Wait To Get Started

Looking to shift your perspective, be happier, or just get involved in something truly amazing? Look no further.

1905

The Smile Project is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading happiness, founded by Elizabeth Buechele. It all started on a random day in the fall of her senior year. She was driving home from school when this thought crossed her mind: "Day 1: Happiness is…those perfect car rides where the radio just plays all the right songs."

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments