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Pikas, Prairies, and the Climate Crisis
On view through January 8, 2023
Museum of Boulder
Boulder, Colorado
Using stunning field photography and video, this exhibit, in partnership with the Colorado Pika Project, explores the surprising connections between Colorado’s shortgrass prairies and the American pika. Pikas, a cold-loving species that live in the high-altitude mountains, are threatened by warming temperatures and diminishing snowpack. Their survival may depend on our ability to protect a place hundreds of miles from their alpine home — the Great Plains.
Visitors learn about conservation efforts to connect the dots between these two diverse areas, as well as ways that they can become involved in protecting pika, prairies, pronghorn, and more.
[Photo by Lauren Buchholz, Pika haying]