• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

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  • Work Scheduled for Hwy 101 at Lake Crescent Starting July 7

    Hwy 101 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 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?

marmot

Although related to other marmots and groundhogs of North America, the Olympic marmot is unique. An endemic species, it is found only in the Olympic Mountains. Visitors to the high country of Olympic National Park may be lucky enough to encounter a marmot sunning itself near its burrow.