Okanagan's Most Wanted
The Eastern Grey Squirrel and The Yellow Flag Iris
What are invasive species?
Eastern Grey Squirrel
The Eastern Grey Squirrel, also known as the Grey Squirrel or by its scientific name Sciurus Carolinesis, is all over North America and Europe. They are found in Kelowna and West Kelowna. You can see them in city parks and forests. They were brought to Stanley Park in 1909 and to a game farm on Vancouver Island in 1966. They like to live where there are lots of trees. The most recent sighting of the Grey Squirrel in Kelowna was on June 15, 2012. They can grow up to 50cm long and they can weigh up to 1 pound. Their tail and ears are very fluffy. Their fur can be grey and white or all black. They eat nuts, acorns and seeds.