Banff Columbian Ground Squirrel Alert

Who’s wandering near my home?

Banff Columbian Ground Squirrel Relaxed

Still keeping a eye on you while I relax on this rock…

The Columbian Ground Squirrel spends around 230 days of each year asleep but in the remaining third of year manages to reproduce, pack on enough weight to let the hibernation happen, store some food away for when it wakes up and build a burrow with separate sleeping quarters. Territorial and living in colonies (or scurries), it is highly addictive watching them run around or perch on their hind legs and check out the landscape. This colony is near to the reflective Vermillion Lakes.



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My name is Mark and I’m a keen traveller. In fact, over the last 25 years, I’ve travelled to every continent and over 80 countries. This blog is about the most memorable destinations – the places I regard as the travel wonders of the world. I’m also a keen photographer, and have taken nearly all the photos you’ll see. During my travels, I’ve met some incredible people, seen inspiring places, viewed extraordinary wildlife and scenery and had some amazing experiences, and I’m writing these stories not only to entertain but primarily to inspire others to discover their own travel wonders.
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