A pink squirrel may sound like a drink Sandra Dee from “Grease” would guzzle before transforming into the vampy Sandy, but the citizen-scientists who run North Carolina’s Candid Critters know a real pink squirrel when they see one. And it flies.
NC Candid Critters, a three-year statewide camera trap survey, gathers information about the state’s mammals, like the fact that the native flying squirrel fluoresces pink under a UV light.
While happy to share fun facts, NC Candid Critters does serious work to collect data about the biodiversity of the state, which will help management and conservation practices.
– Leah Steinberg, The 100 Companies