The critters take center stage for UMD student

Spencer Lin is a full time student at University of Maryland and has found a hobby in photography during his spare time. He runs an Instagram account that has garnered as many as 300 followers and posts about the various squirrel sightings around campus. Squirrels on the campus are notorious for being unafraid of humans and therefore they are easier to get great pictures of. Lin says his most frequent sighting is a black squirrel with red markings on its tail.

Maryland is home to five different species of squirrels. The red squirrel, gray squirrel, southern flying squirrel, eastern fox squirrel and the Delmarva fox squirrel. All of these squirrels are abundant and usually easily spotted throughout the state. Squirrels do a lot for our environment, one of the most notable is by helping the process of reforestation. This is achieved by the little critters forgetting where they buried their nuts and thus allowing a new tree or plant to grow.

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The Instagram account that documents the squirrels at UMD

Spencer Lin is a sophomore psychology major at the University of Maryland. He works with Scholars in Action, a service organization on campus, and likes to take photographs in his spare time.

He also happens to run an Instagram account with more than 300 followers documenting squirrel sightings around this campus.

The account, @umd_squirrels_, showcases Lin’s original photographs of the furry denizens as well as submissions from others on the account’s story.

“The squirrels here and near metropolitan areas are more friendly, so you can get nicer pictures of them since they don’t run away,” Lin said. Read more

Summary: Spencer Lin is a full time student at University of Maryland and has found a hobby in photography during his spare time. He runs the popular “UMD Squirrels” Instagram account that has amassed around 300 followers.

 

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Wild Backyard – Squirrels in Maryland

Five species of squirrels can be found in Maryland: red squirrel, gray squirrel, southern flying squirrel, eastern fox squirrel and the Delmarva fox squirrel. All but the Delmarva fox squirrel are common species found throughout most of Maryland.

Red squirrels, also called pine squirrels, are red. These squirrels are less common and smaller than gray squirrels. Red squirrels prefer evergreen trees and mainly live in Western Maryland. Red squirrels eat a variety of foods and are even known to tap sugar maple trees to feed on the sugary sap. Learn more

Summary: Maryland is home to five different species of squirrels. The red squirrel, gray squirrel, southern flying squirrel, eastern fox squirrel and the Delmarva fox squirrel.

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