How to Draw a Northern Flying Squirrel

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Northern Flying Squirrel in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Northern Flying Squirrel.

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How to Draw a Northern Flying Squirrel - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: To draw the flying squirrel, first draw the head. The head is round with two round ears.

Step 2: Next draw the face. It is large round eyes with a small nose and mouth.

Step 3: Then draw the body. Draw a rounded back and a straight line for the skin that connects the arms with the legs.

Step 4: The next step is to draw the front and hind legs. The squirrel has two small legs close to its face and two hind legs that are bent to show that it is sitting on those legs.Next, draw the tail. The tail is curved, but wide.

Step 5: Great Job! You completed the Northern flying squirrel.

Interesting Facts about the Northern Flying Squirrel

The Northern flying squirrel ( Glaucomys sabrinus) belongs to one of the two species of the Glaucomys . These flying squirrels are one of their kinds and the only flying squirrels found in North America. Northern flying squirrels usually weigh between 75 and 140 grams and their length ranges from 275 mm to 342 mm. They have big eyes & a furry tail, which is circular and flat at the end. The Northern flying squirrels presence can be noted mostly within coniferous and deciduous forests. Their diet basically consists of fungi, mushrooms, nuts, insects, bird eggs buds and flowers. These squirrels fall prey to mainly big birds and owls.

Did you know?

  • Flying squirrels are usually active during night as they are nocturnal in nature.
  • Flying squirrels actually do not fly rather they slide
  • They store their food when the supply is not abundant.
  • Northern flying squirrels create their nest in holes of tree, which are created by birds like woodpeckers.
  • The newborns open their eyes after almost 31 days.
  • Reproduction season for them starts between March and May.

Lesson plan note: You can take children out in the park and let them observe squirrels. They can feed them peanuts and witness they eat it.