Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Black Squirrel Photos & Haiku Poem

Black squirrel on fence: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
Happy wild Wednesday! I was on my walk today, wondering what to share for today's post when I spied this pretty black squirrel foraging in a suburban Maryland yard. She even inspired me to write a little poem in her honor when I got home:

 Black Squirrel Haiku Poem:
Skittish black squirrel
entertained me with jumping
running, and hiding
Open mouthed black squirrel:  Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
This was the last shot I got before she hid behind the solid fence and scampered off (I could her her rustling the leaves).
Peeping black squirrel: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
 This was one of the first shots I got of her. She definitely noticed me taking my camera out.
Foraging black squirrel: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
And here's an overview of where I first spotted her foraging. It's fun to photograph local wildlife. I have a family member who wishes to remain anonymous but loves black squirrels. This post is in his honor. I love you!

There's a white squirrel in this neighborhood too but it's always been to fast for me to photograph. Perhaps 2016 is the year I'll catch him.

Thank you for visiting! May God bless you in every way!

Related posts:
Brave little deer:
Halloween squirrel:
Quiet Waters Park deer:


  1. Awe how sweet!! I haven't seen any black squirrels around here. The only place I've ever seen them is Canada! And a white squirrel!! Goodness hope you can get a photo of it! I'd love to see it!! Love the Haiku too!! You are so talented!! <3

    1. Thank you Jeannine! If you ever visit me we can walk by where I saw the black squirrel today. Also, sometimes there is one at the National Arboretum. Big hugs to you <3