Accounts of Critters

American pika: The Mountaineer

American pika: The Mountaineer

"Eeeeep!" The American pika. These little bundles of energy are some of the toughest characters of the alpine wilderness. In fact, these characters are actually in the Order Lagomorpha (the group that includes rabbits and hares), not Rodentia. For this reason, they...

Spring Fever

Spring Fever

It's that time of year again!  The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the plants are budding. And taking full advantage of the tender, freshly budding leaves are porcupines!  Porcupines live in a world of their own...a very...verrry...veeerrry slow world. With...