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  • Work Scheduled for East Beach Road at Lake Crescent Starting July 10

    East Beach Road will be reduced to one-lane of traffic through work zones and delays of up to 15 minutes should be expected. Work will occur weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. through mid-July, weather permitting.

  • Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7

    The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry for three weeks beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.

Douglas Squirrel Fact Sheet

Douglas Squirrel:

Taxonomy:
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Rodentia
Family - Sciuridae
Genus - Tamiasciurus
Species - T. douglasii

Habitat:
Found mainly in coniferous and old growth forests

Range:
Sierra Nevada mountain range in California northward to coastal British Columbia

Size:
-Smaller than American gray squirrels
-About 33cm in length, weighing somewhere around 200 grams

Diet:
-Seeds from various coniferous trees such as the Douglas Fir, Sitka Spruce, and Pine
-Gnaw off the pine cones while they are still green, bury them, and eat later on in the year
-Also eat fruits and berries, acorns, and eggs of smaller birds

Did You Know?

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The Belted Kingfisher will hover in place directly over a river, lake, or pond, watching for fish before diving to catch them.