American Pika

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Busy As A Pika

To prepare for the lean times, pikas like to save up food during the summer. A pika will collect a pile of extra wildflowers and grasses and lay them out in the sun. The sun’s heat dries the plants so they do not get moldy. The plants are stored in the pika’s den until winter. Pikas like it cool and live at the tops of very high mountains. I saw this one at the top of Mt Evans, a 14,000 foot peak in Colorado. Pikas have nowhere to go when climate change heats things up. 🙁

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