Project Squirrel Data Sheet

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* 1. Please list your observation date.

Observation Date

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* 2. Please list your observation time.

Observation Time

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* 3. Please list the ZIP code of your observation site. If you know the ZIP+4 (e.g. 60614-3874)please include it. To look up you ZIP+4 you may visit http://zip4.usps.com

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* 4. Please enter the observer's e-mail address. You are not required to enter an e-mail address. Use of this e-mail will be limited to communication about the study and you may opt out at any time.

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* 5. Please list the number of individual squirrels observed at the observation site on the observation date. (Note that all black squirrels in most of the US are "Gray" Squirrels, Sciurus carolinensis)

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* 6. Please choose the setting of the squirrel observation.

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* 7. Are there any of the following kinds of trees at the observation site?

  Yes No Don't Know
Nut-bearing trees (like walnut, oak, hickory)
Seed-bearing trees (like elm, maple, locust)
Fruit-bearing trees (like crabapple, ginkgo, hawthorn)
Tiny-seeded trees (like cottonwood, willow, ash)
Coniferous trees (like pine, spruce, fir)

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* 8. Do you observe squirrels regularly obtaining food from any of the following:

  Never Seldom Often Regularly
Bird Feeders
Human Handouts
Garbage
Trees and other plants
Other

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* 9. Compared to this time last year, do you think the number of squirrels in your neighborhood has:

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* 10. How often are dogs and cats near the observation site? (This includes dogs and cats that live at the site, strays, animals that visit the site on a walk, and others.)

  None Low (1-2 per day) Medium (3-4 per day) High (5+ per day)
Dogs
Cats

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* 11. How often are other predators seen near the observation site?

  Never Low (you see them if you're lucky) Medium (you see them if you're looking for them) High (you see them regularly)
Coyotes
Hawks
Poisoned Grain

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* 12. Have you ever submitted data for THIS observation site before?

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* 13. Have you ever submitted data for a DIFFERENT observation site?

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* 14. If you have additional comments or observations about your squirrels, we invite you to share them here, including notes about black or white "Gray" squirrels, coyotes, and rabbits.

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