Summer road trip: Olympic Marmot
Image by Chad Collins [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
The Olympic marmot is one of three marmot species found in the United States. It is endemic to Olympic National Park in Washington, where this particular one was recorded today for the library’s Acoustic Atlas.
Montana residents might be more familiar with the yellow-bellied marmot. It inhabits local alpine areas like Bridger Bowl Ski Resort, where we captured a 2014 recording. It also makes a snappy ringtone.