Flying Squirrel | The Cove Forest

(Glaucomys volans)

This squirrel is one of the most common squirrels in the cove forests. Few are seen since they are strictly nocturnal. The flying squirrel does not fly, rather it glides by using flaps of skin (pataguim) that extend between the wrists and the rear legs. The tail is flat and acts as a rudder. The squirrle can glide distances of up to 270 feet.