Sunday, September 30, 2007

Sunda's New Box

My Prevost squirrel Sunda's old plastic box wore out, so I got her a new wooden one. She moved too fast for me to take pictures of her enjoying it, but she likes it just fine. I gave her some hand towels to use as bedding, which she immediately took to the new box.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

YouTube Video

I just uploaded my first video on YouTube. The ending features my ground squirrel Fenwick. Before playing video, I recommend pausing Tingstad & Rumbel (to the right of this page) if you don't want to hear two nice songs simultaneously.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Least Chipmunks

Least chipmunks, being small and quick, are difficult to photograph. They are North America's smallest squirrels.

Red Squirrels

The most common mammals at the Weminuche Wilderness were red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) and least chipmunks (Tamias minimus). The red squirrels were more often heard than seen; they have a twittering call. The ones near Squaw Lake were the most photogenic.

Here are pics of some red squirrels I proudly photographed...

Weminuche Wilderness

I just returned from an exciting trip to the beautiful Weminuche Wilderness, which is part of the Rio Grande National Forest in Colorado. I have seen many wildlife: red squirrels, least chipmunks, golden-mantled ground squirrels, deer, and a porcupine. Outside of the wilderness, looking outside the bus that got me there, I saw prairie dogs, marmots, and pronghorn antelopes. I managed to take pictures of red squirrels and least chipmunks which I will post shortly. Below are pictures I've taken of the wilderness.