Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 12/06/2013


Photo taken on August 10, 2013


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Gotta get that itch

Gotta get that itch
On 10 August 2013, I went with friend Sandy to Bow Lake, in Banff National Park. It is located along Highway 93, the Icefields Parkway, said to be the most beautiful, scenic road in the world. She had seen a tiny Liverwort (non-vascular plant) maybe a week earlier on a different trip and wanted to go back to check it at a later stage, and asked if I'd like to go with her. How lucky I am! She had hoped that it might be a particular rare species, but as it turned out, it wasn't. Still an interesting species to add to the list of flora and fauna for the area. We walked very slowly along the Bow Glacier Trail, which runs along the right hand edge of the lake, searching for anything of interest and beauty. We went as far as the second rock fall, but didn't hike up to the Bow Glacier Falls. At the first rock fall, we were entertained, while having lunch, by several of these small Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels. They look rather similar to a Chipmunk and are very fast-moving animals, ha. They love a rocky mountain slope for their habitat. Caught this little guy/gal scratching an itch : )

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden-mantled_ground_squirrel

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Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Superb shot!
3 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
I thought it was a chipmunk until I read the text. He is very cute, as he grooms himself. He appears to be very healthy with a shiny looking coat.
3 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Haha ... we all do at some time or other ... but I seldom get fleas ... LOL ... great timing and excellent lighting and detailed shot of this furry one ...
3 years ago.