Common Name: Gray Squirrel
Scientific Name: Sciurus carolinensis
Habitat: Woodlands, especially deciduous forests.
Diet: Mostly herbivorous—nuts and large seeds, fruits, mushrooms, insect larvae and cocoons, and an occasional bird egg.
The gray squirrel easily tolerates life around humans in parks and other small stands of trees where it may build huge leaf nests as well as denning in hollow trees.