We went out for a walk in the woods late yesterday. It was so pretty out and the temperature was in the mid 50's. Perfect hiking weather.
During the hike, we saw a flying squirrel!
This is the first time I've seen a flying squirrel, so I had to get a picture. We didn't see him "fly", he just ran up the side of a tree and sat there for us. He thought he was camouflaged.
From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_squirrel:
Flying squirrels are not capable of sustained flight; instead, they glide between trees. The direction and speed of the animal in midair is varied by changing the positions of its arms and legs. This changes the tautness of the patagium, a furry parachute-like membrane that stretches from wrist to ankle. It has a fluffy tail that stabilizes in flight. The tail acts as an adjunct airfoil, working as an air brake before landing on a tree trunk.