Ohhh. I guess I may have scared some people off with my last few rants about Malheur and grazing, huh? Guess that's what happens when you give a damn. "Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul" my friends. Passion, it's healthy. Truth and justice, I like it. (Above: the tiniest pika I've seen yet. So itty bitty!! Below: caching some tasty treats)
But anyway, it's been way too long without a pika post. So go I give to you some of the cutest little nuggets out there. Good lord these guys don't even know. I'm gonna start crying just thinking about them. SO CUTE. "See pikas in the wild" - put that on your bucket list, seriously. They'll turn your frown upside down. (Below: Jabba the Pika)
As adorable as they are though, they're struggling. So really, you should go see them before even worse things happen :( They're already gone from a third of their known habitat thanks to climate change. They are one of the most susceptible species to a warming temperature and do not tolerate heat (over 78 degrees and they can die of exposure. Horrible). It's really devastating that they are not doing well. We really need to get our act together because we are destroying every.single.thing that matters and it's unacceptable. We are a pretty disgusting species.