A Scurry of Squirrels

May 31, 2016

I love those collective nouns for groups of animals; some of them are particularly apt and evocative — a gaggle of geese, an ostentation of peacocks, a scourge of mosquitoes . . .  In this post, I am sharing some of  my recent sketches of squirrels, so I looked up what a bunch of squirrels is called.  And I found out it is called a “scurry” of squirrels.

What collective noun would you have come up with?  How about a busyness of squirrels?  An industriousness of squirrels?  A scampering of squirrels?

Here is my scurry of squirrels:

Watercolor sketch of squirrel

Watercolor sketch of squirrel

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