In this project, we aim to analyze the distribution, behavior, and abundance of squirrels on Longwood's campus. We hypothesize that squirrels will be most abundant where canopy cover is high, and that these campus squirrels are generally unaffected by surrounding human activity. Multiple sites on campus were observed, and a survey was used to gather data about squirrel activity and sightings from Longwood students. The results indicate that Cox, Wheeler and Stubbs have the highest frequency of squirrels, and that squirrels are most commonly observed being active. Canopy cover was found to have no correlation with abundance of squirrels. Squirrels are highly active and adaptable to various locations on Longwood's campus.
English, Kelsey; Diaz, Miguel; Dominguez, Lloyd; and Mills, Rebecca, "Squirrels on Longwood's Campus" (2021). Fall Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry. 121.