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Brevard’s White Squirrels’ Distinctive Pattern!

Brevard’s white squirrel, whether found in Brevard or a neighboring community, typically has a white coat with dark eyes, a head patch, and a dorsal strip that broadens at the shoulder resembling a saddle. The head patch can be solid, horseshoe or doughnut shaped; it may resembl
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The Study Area

The Study Area The study area  consists of 35 Sectors centered on the  County Courthouse (elevation 2,230 ft.) totally 2.96 Square Miles (1896.4 acres) following the original Brevard city limits.  For those familiar with Brevard, the study area is bordered by Brevard Middle School on
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Self-Guided Tour

The original self-guided tour was a collection of foam board posters displayed at the Transylvania Heritage Museum each Memorial Day weekend.  A handout describing the posters resembled this document but lacked its detail and transitions.  That was intentional so that observers could
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2012 Squirrel Count

A number of factors converged last year to impact the Annual Squirrel Count.  The Director of the White Squirrel Research Institute developed a condition preventing him from participating and the administration of the Heart of Brevard changed hands several times requiring resources to
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15 Year Summary of Squirrel Count

  Brevard, North Carolina’s Annual Squirrel Count Shows Gradual Increase of White Variant Over 15 Years. Robert R. Glesener. Heart of Brevard Abstract: The city of Brevard, North Carolina hosts an established colony of non-albino white squirrels with pigmented eyes, head patch, and do
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Summary of the 2011 Squirrel Count

Brevard’s white squirrels would seem to be doing well as preparations are being made for the eighth Annual White Squirrel Festival on Memorial Day weekend May 26th and 27th. Under the supervision of the Heart of Brevard, community volunteers conducted the 15th Annual Brevard Squirrel
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2009 Rank Order of Sectors

Rank Ordering of Sectors for 2009 by (1) % White, (2) White Squirrels/Acre, & (3) Total Squirrels/Acre The rankings below are intended to allow interested persons to identify areas within the city of Brevard where they are most likely to encounter white squirrels. Percentage by it
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Summary of the 2010 Squirrel Count

Brevard’s white squirrels would seem to be doing well as preparations are being made for the Seventh Annual White Squirrel Festival on Memorial Day weekend. Under the supervision of the Heart of Brevard, community volunteers conducted the 14th Annual Brevard Squirrel Count this past F
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2010 Rank Order of Sectors

Rank Ordering of Sectors for 2010 by (1) % White, (2) White Squirrels/Acre, & (3) Total Squirrels/Acre  The rankings below are intended to allow interested persons to identify areas within the city of Brevard where they are most likely to encounter white squirrels.  Percentage by
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Overview of Findings

For larger versions of images, click on them and then maximize new window. Distribution of White Squirrel Colonies Brevard is not the only community to host a white squirrel colony.  There are approximately a dozen other cities with similar populations. The most famous of these is in
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