Columbian Ground Squirrels at Sunshine Meadows

During the short, warm months in the alpine elevations, the Columbia Ground Squirrels are a flurry of activity digging, eating, chirping and raising little ones.  Bobbi and I headed up to Sunshine Meadows to hike around and enjoy the wildflowers that are in bloom right now.  Along the trails these squirrels were busy with their daily activities and we both had a lot of fun watching these creatures.

4 responses

  1. elmediat

    Great shots. We have groundhogs and chipmunks out here . People will sometimes refer to the chipmunks as ground squirrels, but I don’t think it is an accurate name.

    August 31, 2012 at 6:47 pm

  2. Beautiful shots, as always – but these guys lack the devious look that our urban squirrels have, especially when sizing up my bird feeders.

    August 22, 2012 at 8:51 pm

  3. I know they can be pests but this gives another perspective on them. Very nice shots.

    August 22, 2012 at 2:12 pm

  4. Wow – lots of personality and I love every one of them! The second one – holding the flower stem is unusual and cute!

    August 22, 2012 at 9:06 am

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