Last week Leonard and I were watching an Oregon ground squirrel (Spermophilus beldingi) at Tule Lake National Wildlife Reserve (Siskiyou County CA) when several small ground squirrels joined her. The juveniles were very active and kept racing around in the … Continue reading
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Depending on elevation and exposure, Oregon ground squirrels (Spermophilus beldingi) spend 6 to 8 months a year in hibernation. These rodents normally occur in natural meadows and grasslands, but readily adapt to pastures, alfalfa fields and the margins of grain … Continue reading
We have both Beechey ground squirrels and Oregon ground squirrels (Citellus beldingi) near our home. Although both types of ground squirrel are active here in the spring and early summer, Oregon ground squirrels begin their winter hibernation in late July … Continue reading
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There are 13 species of ground squirrels native to the Pacific States. The Oregon ground squirrel (Citellus beldingi) lives in Eastern Oregon and Northeastern California. Perhaps more appropriately called a Belding ground squirrel, Oregon ground squirrel is the colloquial name … Continue reading