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
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
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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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
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
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
[Transcribed from 2 April 2010 Transylvania Times] Brevard’s white squirrels would seem to be doing well as preparations are being made for the Sixth Annual White Squirrel Festival on Memorial Day weekend. Under the supervision of the Heart of Brevard, community volunteers conducted t
Frequently Asked Questions Since the emphasis of this post is on answers to FAQ, I have left it free of illustrations. However, there are links to appropriate images embedded throughout. Look for colored text which appear underlined when the cursor points their way. Most of these a
Lions and Tigers and … White Squirrels? Just what is a white squirrel, anyway? Is it a distinct species? Is it a mutation? These are some of my most FAQs. And the answer is ……. it depends. There is, in fact, one tree squirrel for which a white coat seems to be a char
The stated purpose of the squirrel count and the White Squirrel Research Institute is to monitor the abundance and distribution of Brevard’s unusual color variant of the Eastern Gray Squirrel. That sounds very academic. But why should we expect the community to embrace and parti
If you are participating in this year’s Annual Brevard Squirrel Count, we sincerely thank you! This survey will help us monitor the distribution and abundance of Brevard’s resident white squirrel population. The data from this year’s count will be available to the public o
This is a relatively technical (and wordy) posting. The first few paragraphs outline just enough genetics to understand the terminology. If you’ve had Biology 101, this is probably review. The rest is algebra. If this kind of approach is not for you, suffice it to say, a dom
After an accumlations of 15 years of data, I felt it was time to summarize and share observations from the Brevard Squirrel Count with the regional scientific community, particularly because an earlier presentation (2001) had been premature and misinterpreted current trends. With su
Burgin, Jennifer. Notable Observations. Dalzell, Bonnie. 1997. Canine Coat Color – Inheritance and Appearance (coat colors and coat color inheritance in dogs) with an emphasis on Colors in Borzoi. Glesener, Robert R.. White Squirrel Research Institute. Glesener, Robert R. MS.
UPDATE: Our deepest sympathy goes to Dr. Glesener’s family in his passing. http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/823013/Glesener-Dr-Robert.php GLESENER, ROBERT. Associate Professor of Biology, Emeritus, Brevard College. B.S., University of Maryland (Zoology); M.S. (