Christy Hargrove came up with the idea for Squirrel Appreciation Day on January 21, 2001. She is from Asheville and works at the North Carolina Nature Center as a wild animal rehabilitator. She claims that the purpose of this holiday is to promote kindness and appreciation for squirrels.

Fox Squirrel On Squirrel Appreciation Day

Fox Squirrel On Squirrel Appreciation Day

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R7
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: January 13, 2023 (09:12 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • ISO: 1600 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Focal Length: 500 mm