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Preoccupied

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About a week ago Leonard and I were walking along the Pacific Crest Trail in Warner Valley near Drakesbad (Plumas Cunty CA). The three mammals species we encountered were intently eating and much too preoccupied to be concerned by our … Continue reading

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Curious Observation

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In late November Leonard and I went to collect pine cones near Willow Creek Campground on California Highway 139 near Adin CA. Ponderosa (Pinus ponderosa) and Jeffrey pinesĀ  (Pinus jeffreyi), and hybrids of the two, are plentiful in that area. … Continue reading

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Douglas’ Tree Squirrel

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The Douglas’ tree squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii) is a denizen of coniferous forests in the Coast Range and Sierra Nevada of California and the Cascades of Oregon and Washington. This western form of the red squirrel has a dusky olive upper … Continue reading

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Middens with Mushrooms

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With our area, Northeast California, in the midst of an extended drought, very few of the normally abundant fungi have appeared the last few years. Over the last week about 0.3″ of rain fell – not much by any standards. … Continue reading

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Chickaree Middens

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According to my dictionary, midden means 1) a refuse heap or 2) a small pile (seeds, bones, leaves for example) gathered by a rodent. A chickaree, or Douglas’ tree squirrel, (Tamiasciurus douglasii) makes both types of midden. Fall is harvest … Continue reading

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