Fun Friday: “Squirrely Behavior”

Today’s Fun Friday post comes from our Maroon Bells (Colorado) campground. This little Colorado Chipmunk (Tamias quadrivittatus) seemed to be acting more like a squirrel than a chipmunk, climbing the small aspen trees around our campsite:       I thought it rather strange for this little critter to be climbing trees. But I soon […]

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Similar, but Different

A couple more inhabitants of Echo Lake were observed during our brief stop. The Colorado Chipmunk (Tamias quadrivittatus):       and the Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus lateralis):         I hope I got the ID’s right on these two mammals! As you can see, there clearly is a difference in the stripe […]

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While we were camping in the Maroon Bells area, we often noticed this little Colorado Chipmunk (Tamias quadrivittatus) scampering around the campsite. More than once, we would see movement out of the corner of our eye, in some nearby small trees/shrubs. Looking for a bird, we would then notice our friend, Chip, moving about the […]

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