Deirdre Rosenberg

Photographer & Storyteller
American Pika: A Busy Winter Morning
Location: Pagosa Springs, CO
Biography: Deirdre Rosenberg is a wildlife photographer with a deep passion for the alpine. Her work with alpine and subalpine species shines a light on how our changing climate and growing outdoor recreation impacts these beings. When Deirdre isn't in... MORE
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American Pika: A Busy Winter Morning
Copyright Deirdre Denali Rosenberg 2022
Updated Feb 2022
Topics Alpine, American Pika, Animal Story, Climate Change, Conservation, Indicator Species, Photography, Pika, Wildlife
How one American Pika spent her morning on a particularly warm winter day at 12,500ft.
During the cold months, these alpine critters spend a great deal of time below the talus in cozy dens. But when the sun comes out, things heat up a bit (think 10*f) and there is a chance to run around and soak up the warmth! They just love it. On the morning I skinned up into this alpine zone, I observed a pika as she emerged from her den, ate a little bit, stole a bit of grass from a neighbor, ate some lichens and did a whole lots of lounging in the sunshine!