Sagebrush Steppe Critters

Most people think of habitats dominated by sagebrush as flat and boring and something you have to drive through to get somewhere else. I was pleasantly surprised to see the following article this morning about some of the animals we will lose if that habitat is lost.

Can you find the magpie photobombing one of the pictures in the article?

PygmyRabbitCI have seen all of the animals mentioned except the pygmy rabbit. Many years ago I was in their home range near Ephrata, WA and saw some droppings and burrows but that was about it. After I was there, a captive breeding program was started and they have been successfully reintroduced in the region.

Here’s an interesting article about the current state of the recovery program.

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