A Pikas Song

One of my favorite animals to inhabit the alpine tundra and one I always think of as summer turns to fall is the American Pika. Scurrying about above the tree-line diligently gathering vegetation to stock their winter larder. The Pika is adapted to live year-round in the harsh alpine environment. However tough they may be climate change poses a significant danger to the continued existence of the Pika and in the lower regions of North America have already lost up to 1/3 of their previous habitat to climate change.

It would be a sad day indeed if a hike through the alpine tundra was devoid of a pikas song.

7 thoughts on “A Pikas Song

  1. They certainly are cute. We used to catch a glimpse of one (?) when we first headed up in the hills here in the Siskiyous, but we haven’t been seeing them recently. It sure would be a shame to lose these darling little critters.

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