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Talus About Pikas
The American pika, that adorable little mammal that greets alpine hikers with its distinctive “Eeep!”, is facing an uncertain future in the Rocky Mountains. Rising temperatures and reduced snowpack may change the environmental conditions this cold loving species needs to survive. Join Rocky Mountain Wild’s Senior Conservation Biologist, Megan Muller, (via zoom) for a discussion of pika ecology and the potential impacts of climate change on pika. Learn how the Front Range Pika Project, a community science project in our own backyard, is significantly advancing scientific understanding of pika, and how you can become involved. You will also learn about a new smartphone app called Pika Patrol that you can use to help us with our research by recording pika sightings throughout the Rockies. Following the Zoom presentation participants who are in-person at Wild Bear Nature Center will have the opportunity to test out the app (Beta version), sign up to volunteer, and even adopt a plush pika to help fund the research.

May 16, 2021 01:00 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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