Clearwater native conducts field studies of southern flying squirrel
January 26, 2023
Reprinted by permission from "The Mercury"
A mysterious mammal may be moving further into the Sunflower State.
A pair of Kansas State University researchers are beginning work on a three-year project to learn more about the prevalence of the southern flying squirrel in Kansas. One thing that the researchers would be excited to discover is a clue about why this small mammal glows hot pink under ultraviolet light.
"It's a strange phenomenon," associate professor Adam Ahlers said.
Ahlers grew up in Clearwater and graduated from Clearwater Hig in 1995.
He said, "No one is really for sure why th...