23 May 2008

Squirrels, squirrels everywhere



I think we must really love squirrels. Deep down, I am sure most of us, as a population, really truly must: Cartographers, local government officials, sign-makers, citizens, students, poets, farmers and scholars.

Why else would we name so many of our homes and venues after these animals? Why else would we want constant reminders that squirrels grace this planet of ours? Wherever we go....there they are!

Just for starters:

Squirrel Cove, on Cortes Island in British Columbia, Canada
Squirrel Falls in New Brunswick, Canada
Squirrel Point Lighthouse in Maine, here in the U.S.
Squirrel Island, also in Maine
Squirrel River in Alaska
Squirrel River Pines in Oneida County, Wisconsin
Squirrel Lake in Minocqua, Wisconsin
Squirrel Valley near Silt Mesa, Colorado
Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania
Squirrel Corners near Monticello, N.Y.

and thoroughfares such as:

Squirrel Road in Belmar, N.J. (where a friend of mine owns a house!)
Squirrel Lane in Levittown, N.Y. (not far from where I grew up!)
Gray Squirrel Lane in New Port Richey, Florida
Squirrelwood Road in West Paterson, N.J.
Squirrel Hollow Road in Douglass, Pennsylvania

I could, of course, keep digging and find more.
So could you.
And - so could they.

3 comments:

dana wyzard said...

I am going to be rude and just come out and ask: How do you get those ads on blogger? I use blogger and, so far, no codes have worked and I would like to TRY to earn $1 a year or so. Would you please help me?

squirrelmama said...

Not rude at all. Send me an e-mail with YOUR e-mail (I'm squirrelmama@earthlink.net) and I can give you more details without bogging down the blog. I use a service called Performix. And by the way, I haven't gotten a penny out of it yet so....go figure.

Anonymous said...

Awesome Blog. I like squirrels too.