Sunlit Flying Squirrel in Bluebird House - First One We've Seen Here
These flying squirrels usually nest in natural tree cavities or old woodpecker holes, 15-20 feet up a tree. These nests can hold either a single female or a maternal colony of several females and their young. Sometimes, flying squirrels will also build a summer leaf nest.
Closeup of Flying Squirrel in Bluebird House - First One We've Seen Here
They mate twice a year having 3-4 young per litter. Nice to think of them populating our habitat. Though flying squirrels are more abundant than gray squirrels in some areas, they are rarely seen due to their nocturnal habits. Flying squirrels are also arboreal, meaning they spend much of their time in trees. When gliding between trees they use their tails as a rudder.
Flying Squirrel #2 in Another Bluebird Box
Randal was ready to stop cleaning birdhouses when he did the second box with a second flying squirrel in it. This one was facing away and took a little bit to wake up. He was concerned about disturbing so many critters, but he continued on with the rest and didn't find any residents.