Today is Inauguration Day as well as Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Since 2001, it has also been Squirrel Appreciation Day. The founder of the day is Christy Hargrove McKeown, a wildlife rehabilitator in North Carolina. Her website christywisty.tripod.com has a wealth of information about and pictures of squirrels as well as links to other sites and sources for more information. There is no official event, but she writes "you can help celebrate by putting out extra food for the squirrels."
OBSERVER Photo by Diane R. Chodan