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.
Here are a few ideas to get you started with a golden mantled ground squirrel:
- Choose your resource for learning about the golden-mantled ground squirrel (Callospermophilus lateralis). This could be a field guide, a book from your local library or an online resource like this one: golden-mantled ground squirrel. This website has very clear images of this animal: golden-mantled ground squirrel. Notice the lack of an eye stripe!
- Here are some YouTube videos to watch: 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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- Mountain Lion
- Pocket Gopher
- Bristlecone Pine
- Turkey Vulture
- Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel
- River Otter
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