Calendar Squirrel – August

I hate being stuck in an August rut.

The Nest continues on its quest to create a virtual squirrel calendar based solely on the photos I’ve taken each month over the past few years, and this week we turn our attention to August!  Since August has no holidays or special occasions, at least on the American calendar, we at least want to have something pretty to look at for those 31 days when we’re wishing Fall would start!  That’s where you, my readers, come in handy… because you get to pick the squirrel that will represent each month!

And that’s exactly what you did last week for the month of July.  The results please….

Birdbath Cafe was a previously overlooked photo I had to dig out of my archive to fill out the slate of candidates for the blah (in sciurine terms) month of July… and lo and behold, he was the early favorite and eventual winner!  Congrats on gaining overnight fame and a spot on the coveted calendar!

That’s wonderful. Can I finish my lunch in privacy now, please?

And now onto August!  While it continues the Dog Days of summer that make for conditions not fit for man nor beast to participate in squirrel photography, the sciurine early preparation for Fall is usually well underway by the last couple weeks of the month… and it’s led to some of my more interesting squirrel pictures.  Here’s the candidates vying for your love and adoration for August, in chronological order…

#1. Twin Tails (August 23, 2013)

#2. Jaws (August 28, 2015)

#3. Topsy Turvy (August 22, 2016)

#4. Ear Notch Squirrel (August 22, 2016)

#5. More Than A Mouthful (August 22, 2016)

#6. Batsquirrel (August 24, 2017)

squirrel hanging upside down

#7. Happy To See You Squirrel (August 13, 2019)

So…. which one did you like best?  Be sure to vote for your favorite in the poll below, or if you can’t see the poll, let me know in the comments below!

Please participate in the process and help us decide who should be the August squirrel!  Because if you don’t, I’ll make you all vote for actual politicians next week, and nobody wants to resort to that…

Does that mean I can’t stump for votes?

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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23 Responses to Calendar Squirrel – August

  1. Number 5, August is a month of harvest and remember to vote for me.

  2. Rivergirl says:

    Omg… it’s a little dark, but bat squirrel all the way. I love it!!

    • I’ve got several pictures of him doing that, and none of them are perfect…. but catching Batsquirrel hanging upside down 100 feet up in a tree and munching on a treat is one of the pinnacles of my squirrel photography series.

  3. I’m going to have to go with #4, Ear Notch Squirrel, he/she’s too cute for words! But to be fair all of them were, #2 Jaws Squirrel came in a close second. What could they possibly do with what looks like a tennis ball? Hmmmm?

    • Believe it or not, that green ball is a walnut! The actual nut is inside that green shell, and the squirrels love them when they fall off the trees at the park in late August! I get a lot of searches leading to my blog from people who don’t know what those actually are… and I didn’t myself until someone explained after I posted the Jaws photo 4 years ago!

  4. noelleg44 says:

    I’m collecting acorns now for the winter!

  5. Jaws is definitely the one. 🙂

  6. Ally Bean says:

    More than a Mouthful. I like a squirrel action shot and I like that particular color of green. Win-win

  7. I’m backing the second choice .. Ear Notch Squirrel. They’re ALL equally intriguing though, but I really liked the clarity of my choice. And his survival instincts. So for one of your months, you maybe ought to offer those photos you put in as fillers at the bottom of the pages. I REALLY liked last month’s non-offer, and again this month I really liked the stump squirrel. I’d have voted for it, had it been a choice! 🙂

    • The notches on the ears of some of the park squirrels I encounter appear to be manmade, not the result of scrappiness. Someone suggested they were probably being “fixed” as part of a squirrel population control program and marked upon release. It does give them a pretty cool emo look, though. It would be interesting to see which pictures other people like best if I opened up my entire archive, because it’s likely my favorites wouldn’t match up with some others are drawn to. When the months are all done, I think I’ll run a 13th poll to find a “cover image” for the calendar, but I was thinking of using some of the runners up from the monthly polls…

  8. draliman says:

    I’m glad I voted for Happy to See You Squirrel, as he now only has the one vote and he was starting to feel a little down about the whole thing…

  9. This was a toughie – great batch of squirrel shots to choose from. I had it down between Bat Squirrel and Jaws but they are ALL adorable…..squirrels do “adorable” quite well I think!

    Pam

  10. Trisha says:

    Batsquirrel is so amazing but I had to go with Ear Notch Squirrel. He’s so cute and he’s looking right at the camera. Adorable! Plus, I have a soft spot for ear notched squirrels because we have so many of them around here. Or, used to. Come to think of it, I haven’t seen one in awhile. The ear notcher must have moved on or died in the great Squirrelpocalypse of 2018.

  11. You had me at ear notch. What a cutie. My cat also has an ear notch.

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