American Pikas- how cute! For your best chance to see pikas in a national park, take a hike on a mountain trail that crosses some scree fields in western parks like Crater Lake in Oregon, Rocky Mountain in Colorado, Grand Teton in Wyoming, and Lassen Volcanic in California.
Do you know...that much of our current thinking about influenza is influenced by research with ferrets. Now, the ferret will stand out even more after NIH-funded researchers recently sequenced the genome of the sable ferret.
New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius luteus) - After years of delay, the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse is finally receiving Endangered Species Act protection. Imperiled by grazing, drought, and climate change, the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse is a rare sight.