Golden Season - Gray Squirrel by Carl Brenders. "Nature created this scene, but as an artist I could not resist capturing the gray squirrel with the colorful yellow and red leaves of fall in a painting. Print released in
Prairie dogs, a type of ground squirrel are considered a keystone species because they are the primary diet in prairie species such as the black-footed ferret, swift fox, golden eagle, American badger, and ferruginous hawk. Also, the mountain plover & the burrowing owl rely on prairie dog burrows for nesting areas. We need to remember even the smallest of creatures play an important role in the circle of life.