Smithsonian.com: The Cutest Climate Change Culprits: Arctic Ground Squirrels. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwseLz1h8
I have to say, I would never have considered the modest toiling of hibernating ground squirrels to have had any environmental effect. The linked article acknowledges that their contribution to overall climate change is likely small, but could still have some effect. Of course, what does this say about all other burrowing creatures? Does the world’s considerably more numerous moles have any effect on local gas releases? Especially near past agricultural areas? My guess is no, at least it pales besides the great upheavals human mining and construction causes.
On a more positive front, I have made my annual Christmas gifts for friends.
This a chevron patterned scarf in burgandy and black. Pattern is courtesy of Rainbow Warrior at Chevron scarf This was my first go at a chevron pattern and I think it came out rather well.
This is a pot holder featuring rows of alternating front post and back post stitches. If you’re wondering why my photos have strange angles, it’s because my tablet only takes selfies.