LIVE WEBCAM WITH SQUIRRELS IN FINLAND
More info: The webcam is located on the edge of the Nuuksio National Park, one of Finland's 40 national parks. Established in 1994, the park spreads over an area of forests and lakes in Espoo, Kirkkonummi and Vihti, north-west of Helsinki.
Nuuksio National Park is home to flying squirrels and has one of the densest Flying Squirrel populations found in Finland.
Flying squirrels have a special membrane between their front and back legs that allows them to glide through the air between trees. When a flying squirrel wants to travel to another tree without touching the ground, it launches itself from a high branch and spreads out its limbs so the gliding membrane is exposed. They can cover more than 150 feet in a single glide. Once the flying squirrel lands on a tree it promptly scurries to the other side of the trunk to avoid any predators.
Flying squirrels make their homes in snags, woodpecker holes, nest boxes, and abandoned nests of birds and other squirrels. Sometimes multiple squirrels will nest together to keep warm in the winter.