Flying Squirrel

The flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans) is the most common in Ohio. They are nocturnal, so many know that they have them around. To distinguish them from the other three common squirrels in Ohio, they have a flap of loose skin that extends from the ankle to the wrist; it’s called their gliding membrane. When stretched, they are able to glide from tree to tree. 

Flying squirrels prefer to live in forests and woodlands of mixed deciduous-coniferous trees and make their nests in hollow trees.