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Eastern chipmunks

secrets of their solitary lives

by Lawrence Arndt Wishner

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  • 38 Currently reading

Published by Smithsonian Institution Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Eastern chipmunk

  • Edition Notes

    Statementtext and photographs by Lawrence Wishner.
    SeriesSmithsonian nature book
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL737.R68 W53 1982
    The Physical Object
    Pagination144 p. :
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3481507M
    ISBN 10087474962X
    LC Control Number82000860
    OCLC/WorldCa8219245

    The Division of Wildlife studies and manages fish and wildlife populations and enforces hunting and fishing laws. Periodically, the chipmunks wake up from their sleep, consume some of their stored food, and then re-enter their torpid sleep state. Males emerge first in the spring followed one or two weeks later by the females. Communication Eastern chipmunks are solitary animals with limited inter-specific interactions.

    Eastern chipmunks are found in Southeastern Canada and the Northeastern U.S. south to Virginia and west to the east side of the Rocky Mountains. Habitat They live in open deciduous forests (trees with leaves that fall each autumn).   Chipmunks can scale anything too. They'll zip up the side of a cabin like they have super powers. Tails. Between ground squirrels and fox or eastern squirrels, the tail is distinguishable. Ground squirrel tails are not bushy, while fox and eastern squirrels will be. Color. Between eastern and fox squirrels, the obvious way to tell them apart is.

      The eastern chipmunk is an hyperactive mammal. Discover its habitat, its diet and its behavior. Your comments are welcome! Subscribe: e.c. The Easter Chipmunk is an Alvin and the Chipmunks special. The Chipmunks gift early Easter goodies to their Grandpa at the Happy Farm Resort before meeting Mr. Hoppity, the Easter Bunny. The elder chipmunk confesses he was the original Easter Chipmunk, though Alvin doesn't believe him, and turns down Theodore's goodies in order to get into shape to deliver baskets. In the Seville House, Alvin All Releases: List of Specials.


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Eastern chipmunks by Lawrence Arndt Wishner Download PDF EPUB FB2

Out of 5 stars Eastern Chipmunks. Reviewed in the United States on January 2, Verified Purchase. A delightful book written by a retired biochemist researcher and past professor of mine. He told me some time ago that he observed the apparent relationships between the chipmunks in his yard, and decided to learn more about these little /5(12).

The eastern chipmunk is a small, ground-dwelling squirrel with conspicuous lengthwise stripes on the back, sides, and cheeks.

The tail is well haired but not bushy, is somewhat flattened, and is shorter than the body. The background color of the upperparts is a grizzled reddish brown, grading into rusty on the rump and flanks.

Chipmunks are not considered to be a significant source for any infectious disease that can be transmitted to humans. Resources. Lawrence Wishner’s Eastern Chipmunks: Secrets of their solitary lives (Smithsonian Institution Press, ).

This book is packed with details and wonderful but also left me with questions, in a good newfound curiosity kind of way. Also, I wish I could thank Mr.

Wishner. Eastern Chipmunks: Secrets of Their Solitary Lives inspired and encouraged me to pursue my interest in my little courtyard jesters that inhabit my yard/5. Eastern Chipmunks Emerging & Mating.

All winter long, Eastern Chipmunks have been intermittently napping and running to their underground larder to snack every week or two. As spring approaches, the timing of their emergence above ground is affected by the weather, even though their tunnels are 18” – 36” below the surface.

The eastern chipmunk also has a white underside and a white stripe above and below its eyes. Chipmunks range in size from 8 to 10 inches long (including the tail) and weigh between 2 to 5 ounces. Males and females look identical. Eastern chipmunks can be found throughout the eastern United States and southeastern Canada.

Chipmunks occasionally kill and eat birds, especially nestlings. The use of fungi may be significant to forest regeneration by spore dispersal, because some fungi create conditions favorable to tree seedling survival and growth. Activity and Movement: The eastern chipmunk spends most of the winter in its burrow.

This inactive phase extends from. Eastern chipmunks mate in early spring. The female usually has one litter a year with between three and five young. In some areas, a female may have a second litter.

The young will come above ground when they are about six weeks old. Behavior The eastern chipmunk spends a large part of its waking hours gathering and storing food for the winter.

Get this from a library. Eastern chipmunks. [Chris Bowman] -- "Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to Eastern Chipmunks. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade"   Eastern Chipmunks breed twice a year, in March and in June.

If you’ve seen a chipmunk this spring, chances are it was a male, as males emerge several weeks before females.

When they first come above ground, males check out female territories. When females appear they soon come into estrus, which lasts for roughly a. Eastern Chipmunks are generally up to 30 inches in length.

Lifespan. up to 8 years. Weight. Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus) facts, habitat, diet, range, chipmunk pictures and more to help you learn to identify the small rodent.

Diet. Herbivore. Breeding. Eastern Chipmunks mate twice per year. The first litter comes in early spring and the. Taxonomy and systematics. Chipmunks may be classified either as a single genus, Tamias, or as three genera: Tamias, of which the eastern chipmunk (T.

striatus) is the only living member; Eutamias, of which the Siberian chipmunk (E. sibiricus) is the only living member; and Neotamias, which includes the 23 remaining, mostly western, classifications were treated as subgenera due to Class: Mammalia. About Eastern Chipmunk.

A Chipmunk Cam features access to our Eastern Chipmunk exhibit. Watch our LIVE CHIPMUNK CAM now!. If you have ever hiked in northern, central or western Virginia you have probably encountered one of our more interesting and entertaining mammals, the Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus).

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wishner, Lawrence Arndt. Eastern chipmunks. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, © (OCoLC) The Eastern Chipmunk, Tamias striatus Habitat: Found in temperate forests throughout eastern North America. Eastern chipmunks live in shallow burrows (see life cycle) and do not like closed-canopy forests that have little light penetration.

Diet: Chipmunks eat mainly seeds and nuts, but also consume mushrooms, fruits. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II City Washington, D.C Containerid.

Eastern Chipmunks, among the most attractive of all rodents, can make good pets if acquired when young (wild-caught adults do not fare well at all). Strict attention to their habitat needs and high-strung ways is essential. The Eastern Chipmunk’s range extends from Nova Scotia to Saskatchewan, Canada south to Oklahoma and northern Florida, USA/5(8).

The Eastern chipmunk is a very small animal. Its about inches long and weighs around 3 ounces. Although many people think that chipmunks hibernate they don't go into deep hibernation.

They actually like to move around when the weather is warm. Named for its distribution in eastern parts of North America, the eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus) is a small, predominantly ground-dwelling rodent with conspicuous stripes along its back.

These consist of five dark stripes separated by four light stripes, and extend from the eastern chipmunk’s shoulders to its rump. The uppermost light stripes are generally greyish to brownish, while the.

common eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus striatus) Characteristics. This is a small, moderately heavy-set sciurid with prominent longitudinal stripes.

There is a median black stripe with wide gray stripes on each side and more stripes outside these, from between ears to. Members of the squirrel family, chipmunks are agile critters with big, bushy tails and striped bodies.

Chipmunks inhabit parts of a number of countries, including the United States and Russia. Common varieties in the U.S. include the red and brown-colored Eastern chipmunk, whose adaptations allow it to survive in a variety of habitats.They range in size from the least chipmunk, which, at to inches and to ounces, is the smallest chipmunk, to the eastern chipmunk, which grows up to 11 inches and weighs as much as.Critter of the month: The eastern chipmunk By Phil Geib Tribune graphics.

The critter series: Each month, an Illinois animal making itself known in our yards, gardens and neighborhoods will be.