Sciuridae Thursday

As the temperatures continue to climb towards comfortable levels, the squirrels are starting to emerge.

Yellow-pine Chipmunk on a log

Yellow-pine Chipmunk on a log

Alert Yellow-pine Chipmunk

Alert Yellow-pine Chipmunk

The first Columbian Ground Squirrel of 2012

Columbian Ground Squirrel

Columbian Ground Squirrel

Last, but not least, the ubiquitous Red Squirrel. The only squirrel is a reliably seem throughout the winter months.

Red Squirrel in a thoughtful pose

Red Squirrel in a thoughtful pose

Stomping his feet in response to the Great Horned Owl overhead

Stomping his feet in response to the Great Horned Owl overhead

The Great Horned Owl – terrorĀ of squirrels

Eyes that ooze intensity

Eyes that ooze intensity

Written by Radd Icenoggle

I am a native Montanan, who has spent a lifetime as an outdoors and wildlife enthusiast. I earned a degree in biology with an emphasis on habitat relations. During my studies, I had the great fortune to research and compose a thesis that explored the effects of slope aspect on...
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