squirrels

04/19/2013 - 10:38

When the woods get crowded, female squirrels improve their offspring’s odds of survival by ramping up how fast their offspring grow.

 

06/22/2012 - 13:33

A team of scientists at Washington University in St. Louis has been keeping a wary eye on emerging tick-borne diseases in Missouri for the past dozen years, and they have just nailed down another part of the story. They knew from earlier work that the animal reservoirs for the diseases included white-tailed deer, wild turkey and a species in the squirrel familiy, but the DNA assay they had used wasn’t sensitive enough to identify the species.