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Brand New! Outdoor Hour Challenge-Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel

Brand New! Outdoor Hour Challenge

Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel Nature Study

The golden mantled ground squirrel is a cute little squirrel that often invites itself to your family picnic. With stripes on their body but not on their face, they are quite easy to identify from other squirrels and chipmunks too.

Note they only have stripes on their body and not on their face.

Use this week’s challenge to learn more about this interesting little rodent. As always, preparation will make you ready for the time you may encounter this animal in the future.

This week the alternative suggested nature study topic is: Outdoor Hour Challenge: Squirrels.

Outdoor Hour Challenge Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel

Here are a few ideas to get you started with a golden mantled ground squirrel:


Please note that I will not be posting the complete challenge here on the blog, but you will find the detailed challenge in the High Desert ebook that is available both in the Ultimate Naturalist and Journey level memberships.

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Topics in this ebook include:

  • Bitterbrush
  • Sagebrush
  • Greater sage-grouse
  • Succulents
  • Mountain Lion
  • Coyote
  • Pocket Gopher
  • Bristlecone Pine
  • Elk
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Juniper
  • Snowberry
  • Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel
  • River Otter


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