Columbian Ground Squirrel

May’s mammal of the month is the Columbian ground squirrel, Urocitellus columbianus. Perky and agile, the Columbian ground squirrel is a medium-sized member of the rodent family Sciuridae, which...

Canada Goose

During the past week, I’ve heard Canada geese calling from a beaver-engineered wetland near my home. Listening to the deep, musical  honking, I decided that Branta canadensis, the Canada goose,...