Saturday, March 16, 2013

Eastern Chipmunk

Today, 16 March 2013, the first Eastern Chipmunk appeared under the bird feeders. As you can see, winter holds on and, indeed, this weekend we are only between snow storms. I have posted previously that chipmunks spend much of the winter in torpor, awaking occasionally only to eat from their food caches, but usually not leaving their dens. Surely this appearance indicates spring will eventually return to Minnesota!

1 comment:

  1. I think this is the first time I ever saw one in snow. The ones I have are always underground until spring finally arrives. I just posted on feasting on nuts last fall.