Monday, May 18, 2020

All Creatures Great And Small

Small display cases feature dioramas of smaller animals, such as the Arctic ground squirrel.


This one, the eastern grey squirrel, is a familiar sight to many. The location, marked in the Gatineau Hills, has a familiar background to me, as I've taken pictures with that background. This would be one of the lookouts on the Champlain parkway up in the Hills, with the Ottawa River in the background.


Here we have the mountain dwelling collared pika.

16 comments:

  1. I see not all squirrels have a big bushy tail.. beautifully presented dioramas William ✨

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  2. ...I never knew that there were so many kinds of squirrels until I saw a show on PBS.

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  3. Hello,

    The Pika is cute, I saw my first Pike while visiting Colorado. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  4. Wonderful displays, especially the squirrels are beautiful.

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  5. I could send them a few devilish grey squirrels if they need more! ;-)

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  6. The pika is a funny little critter as it skitters in and around the rocks above the treeline.

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  7. I love that squirrel on the branch. It looks so cute.

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  8. I amazes me any squirrel would live that for north.

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  9. Lovely photos of the squirrels ~ ^_^

    Be Well, Be Happy,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  10. Those squirrels looks so much bigger than the Red Squirrels we have.

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  11. I wish we could see more squirrels here.

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  12. I haven't seen a squirrel over here since we've been here.

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  13. @Grace: not all.

    @Tom: there are a lot.

    @Eileen: they are cute critters.

    @Jan: thank you!

    @RedPat: devilish but cute.

    @Red: I can imagine.

    @Sharon: they are busy little ones.

    @Maywyn: and they do.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Marie: we have the red ones too.

    @Marleen: we have plenty.

    @Bill: they're quite at home here.

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  14. Love the squirrels …

    All the best Jan

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  15. Interesting, but not surprising, that they will make noisy warning calls.

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  16. I've seen that grey squirrel somewhere... and his family too! They raid my bird feeders.

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