What's in a name?

A question I get asked a lot "So why Bearded Squirrel?".

I'd like to portray a eureka moment, an ingenious reference, hidden meaning or discovery of a new tree-dwelling species. But in all honesty, the spark of inspiration came during a relaxing autumnal walk through the beautiful Sheffield Botanic Gardens. 

An abundance of excitable squirrels gathering their harvest under the Sweet Chestnut trees. Scampering away, yield in mouth suggestive of tiny beards. 

So there you have it, and yes... I guess I'm another one of 'those' creatives with a bonkers name!