High Sierra Mammals Reference-Identification


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 05 January 2015

High Sierra Small Mammals Forum, Identification, and References 

 

 

References

Mammals, identification, Greg Lasley Photography.

Mammals of Yosemite National Park, (1952) by Harry C. Parker.

For more links about animal, plant, geology, and astronomy information for backpackers see the High Sierra Backpacking links page on the trail guide.

 

 

SMALL MAMMAL NEWS

 

The Thinking Squirrel

Squirrels use 'chunking' to organize their favorite nuts,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - BERKELEY, September 13, 2017.

 

 

Too Warm Now

Scientists blame climate change for loss of pikas in Lake Tahoe,

Tahoe Daily Tribune, September 14, 2017. 

 

 

Bigger Mammal News 

Post-whaling recovery of Southern Hemisphere,
CSIRO AUSTRALIA, August 21, 2017.

 

 New wolf pup spotted in Lassen Pack,
Sac Bee, August 23, 2017.

 

 

Fog is Bad?
Mercury Mists of our own Karma

Ocean fog carries mercury, a neurotoxin, to land, science reveals,
Santa Curz Sentinel, August, 25, 2017,

Serious mercury-fog transport “backlash” of our thoughtless growth:
“Don’t eat the spiders. Don’t eat the mountain lions.”

Why? All the small mammals in-between are soaking up mercury.

Health and Fitness

 

 

The Complex Webs we Warp

Do squirrels teach bears to cross the railroad? Grizzlies dig squirrel middens for grains,
PENSOFT PUBLISHERS, August 30. 2017.

 

Bear News

 

 

Rapidly Changing Sierra Nevada

Climate Change Spells Extinction for Pikas of Lake Tahoe,
August 31, 2017.KQED.


Original Research

American pika disappears from large area of California's Sierra Nevada mountains,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - SANTA CRUZ, August 30, 2017.

Anthropocene 

 

 

Batty

Hot imagery of wintering bats suggests group behavior for battling white-nose syndrome,
US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, July 5, 2017.

 

 

Squirrel Life

Reds, Not Sierra Squirrels, but interesting

Early squirrel gets the real estate, U of G study finds,
UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH, July 12, 2017.

Sierra: Golden-mantled ground squirrel

 

 

Competition Hormones

Want to win at sports? Take a cue from these mighty mice,
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY, July 20, 2017.

Health and Fitness

 

 

Amazing Nature
Cool Little Critter

Pangolins at huge risk as study shows dramatic increases in hunting across Central Africa,
UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX, July 19, 2017.

What is a Pangolin?

 

 

Small rodent species may become endangered,
WILEY, June 22, 2017.

 

 

Amargosa voles

 

These furry rodents could go extinct because of climate change, UC Davis finds,
Sac Bee, June 8, 2017.

 

 

Animal species you might not know inhabit the Tahoe region,
Tahoe Daily Tribune, April 4, 2017.

Animal, Plant, Bird Identification Links

Living Things Forum

 

 

More Emotionally Honest, if not Intelligent:
You spy with your little eye -- dogs can adopt the perspective of humans,
UNIVERSITY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE -- VIENNA, April 7, 2017.

 

 

Highly contagious infection threatens endangered San Joaquin kit fox population,
MORRIS ANIMAL FOUNDATION, March 17, 2017.

 

 

High levels of chemicals found in indoor cats,
STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY, February 24, 2017.

 

 

 

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