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! 🙂
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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