Hope you enjoy Squirrel Appreciation Day!

I wrote this blogpost last year for my Cabbage and Semolina Blog. It includes the charming Squirrel Nutkin clip from the Royal Ballet “Tales of Beatrix Potter” . Happy #SquirrelAppreciationDay! 🙂

Cabbage and Semolina

squirrel-nutkin-2 Beatrix Potter [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Today is Squirrel Appreciation Day or #SquirrelAppreciationDay if you go on Twitter.

The creator of Squirrel Appreciation Day is Christy Hargrove, a wildlife rehabilitator in North Carolina who is affiliated with the Western North Carolina Nature Centre.

According to Christy how you celebrate the event is up to the individual or group — anything from putting out extra food for the squirrels to learning something new about the species.

I’m learning a bit about wildlife rehabilitation instead.

Apparently wildlife rehabilitation is the treatment and care of a sick, injured or orphaned wild animal and its preparation for release to a successful life back in the wild. That wasn’t a job on offer when I had my appointment with the careers officer back in the 1960s!

In the UK, there’s the British Wildlife Registration Council which exists to promote the welfare of wildlife casualties…

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