As we were hiking out to the field someone spotted the tiny rodent. The brown lemming (Lemmus trimucronatus) feeds on tender grass shoots and sedges. Because they follow the same routes from their nest to feeding spots, they leave behind trails that form a network. In the video you'll see Bob Hollister following along one of these trails to corner the little guy we found. Fewer are spotted later in the season because the snow, which they hide under, melts and they are more susceptible to predation. Although they are cute, they can bite! Watch the video below and witness multiple adults going crazy over a lemming sighting and capture! No lemmings were harmed in the making of this video and journal post.
Fly Your Flag in the Arctic Activity
Today's featured flag is from Memorial Junior High!