Westport Pelagic

That is what I got in my mail today from MapMyRun app:

Naturally, it brought back memories.

Here’s some of the moments I captured while on that wonderful “walk”.

Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus):
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Red-necked Phalarope and Velella (By-the-Wind-Sailor)

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Westport Pelagic

Groundhog Day

Far, far away, in Pennsylvania, Punxsutawney Phil came out of his burrow this morning and saw his shadow.

Which means, winter is going to last for six more weeks. At least in Pennsylvania.

But here, in Washington, we don’t have Groundhogs, Marmota monax. We have their close relatives Hoary Marmots, Marmota caligata. And they are sound asleep in their burrows under snow. They’re not going to predict anything, just wake up when it’s warm enough.

What are we to do? Well, we can celebrate Marmot Day and wish them Happy Hibernation :)

I already wrote about Hoary Marmots in King of the Mountain.
But I have some photos of young marmots left :)

A pity, there’s no name for a baby marmot in English. Like, marmolet or marmotty :)

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Groundhog Day