Many of you know I have a thing for squirrels. Always have and always will. (On a side note: The second week in October is always Squirrel Awareness Week, which is a very exciting time for this pet blogger. Right up there with Christmas and February 15th, which is 1/2 off Valentines Candy Day)
Recently I visited our wonderful Allan Brooks Nature Centre where every Spring I stop in to get my marmot fix. Thoughout the summer I'll certainly see marmots out and about in nature but it's at the nature centre itself that I get the intense critter viewing experience. What all marmot addicts crave.
(Using my state-of-the-art non-existant zoom lense, I capture such stunning detail. I counted 7 in this shot but there were even more beyond this view. Heaven.)
(10 minutes later..... And they like to stand still a lot)
(I know, I know...I am quite the expert on the species)
You can learn more about marmots here. If you want to learn more about my marmot hommies in particular (the Yellow-bellied marmot) this video will give you the closest to a marmot viewing fix next to being there in person.
And for those who have never seen this fantastic little video, enjoy. One of my all-time favorites.
Here's to the marmots of the world and us humans that openly adore them. Forget Muskrat Love, Captain and Tennille. It's Marmot Love for this gal.