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Are Squirrels Environmental Activists?

This squirrel knows a health environmentRachel Carson’s 1962 book, SILENT SPRING, ignited the environmental  movement in the United States. In developing her theories, she garnered information from citizen scientists who, in their own backyards, had discovered  squirrels and birds poisoned by pesticides.  By showing concern for the smallest inhabitants of their communities, 1960’s citizen scientists changed the world. Here at the Edge of the Wood we applaud environmental activists, in all shapes and sizes.