Workshop to offer squirrels’ eye view of Stratford Hall


Stratford Hall, 838 Great House Road, Stratford will host a Landscape Series workshop, Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Squirrels, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. September 1.

The workshop will meet in the duPont Library on the Stratford Hall campus and continue with a guided hike on the grounds.

“Squirrels are a welcome reminder that we share our forests, parks and yards with wildlife every day,” said Erin Bacon. “Join us in the historic duPont Library to learn and identify different species of squirrels in eastern Virginia. Understand how squirrels communicate using vocal and visual signals, and then put your knowledge to the test.

During the hike, information gathered about the Stratford Hall squirrels will be reported to “Project Squirrel,” a citizen science project, said Bacon.

Project Squirrel is a citizen science project that allows everyone across the U.S. to participate in looking at ecological interactions in the urban game park. Learning, observing and reporting the actions of both urban and suburban squirrels allows Project Squirrel to understand the ecology of neighborhoods through a squirrels’ eyes.

The workshop fee is $10 for adults and free for ages 12 and younger and Friends of Stratford members.

Trekkers are reminded to wear appropriate shoes and outerwear as well as bring water and bug repellent.

To register, contact Jon Bachman, 493-1972 or jbachman@stratfordhall.org.

The Landscape Series will continue September 29 with Trees of Stratford.



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