Info: Live video camera showing gray squirrels and birds at a feeder in the garden of Tom and Liz, in Kansas.
The state of Kansas has three species of tree squirrels. Gray squirrels, fox squirrels and southern flying squirrels. Gray squirrels are slightly smaller than fox squirrels and are a grey colour with white underparts and white tipped tail.
The fox squirrel is the most common species and is so called because its colour often resembles the brownish, red-orange of the red fox.
The southern flying squirrel is the smallest tree squirrel species in Kansas. This squirrel is a protected nongame species. Unlike the fox and gray squirrels, flying squirrels are nocturnal. They use their extremely large eyes and keen sense of smell for foraging at night.