Yesterday, as I was watching the antics of a group of squirrels that live in our backyard trees, I realized that I didn’t know what to call them in their collective state. So, I looked it up.
A group of squirrels is called a “scurry.” Based on the way the squirrels in my yard were acting, this is an apt description.
After that, I became curious about the collective names for other groups of animals, birds, and bugs. So, I did some more investigating and found some delightful and amusing descriptions. These are a few of my favorites: A group of giraffes is a tower. A group of jellyfish is a smack. Zebras in a pack are called a zeal. And, a collection of ladybugs is called a loveliness.
Here’s to the fun of language and to watching the scurry of furry tree rodents that live in my backyard.