If you see a small squirrel-sized animal gliding through the air at night in the forest around Joseph, it just might be a flying squirrel.
They are usually active for a couple of hours after sunset and for a little more than an hour before sunrise. Flying squirrels love wild mushrooms and they help spread fungi spores through the forest.
You can learn all about flying squirrels, where to spot them, and how to promote habitat for them on your property, at a free presentation by Todd Wilson, PhD, at Wallowalogy in Joseph on May 10 at 7 pm. Call 541-263-1663 for info.
For wildlife viewing opportunities in Oregon, check out the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Weekly Recreation Report to discover what wild animals are out and about and where you might spot them.