This will have to be sort of a perfunctory post, as we’re kicking back with the family in NH, but I couldn’t leave you folks hanging…some readers may have noticed that commenter Wren tipped me off last week to the famed white squirrels of Brevard, North Carolina. I Googled them, and not only does Brevard have a population of these adorable critters (photo below), they have a whole White Squirrel Festival! Plus a White Squirrels Research Institute, store, general Web site, etc. Links to white squirrel arcana follow (e.g., legend has it that the white squirrels blew into Brevard on a circus wagon). Thanks, Wren!

White Squirrel Festival
History of the White Squirrel
White Squirrel Research Institute