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A Georgia chipmunk with cheeks packed with seeds gathered at a garden feeder. Sometimes chipmunks will drop seeds into flower pots, leading to unexpected growth for gardeners. The habit is part of the rodent's natural ecological role as a seed spreader. Photo by Barb Dunlap

Keeping the Peace Between Gardeners and Chipmunks

5/27/2014 // By Roger Di Silvestro

When I first moved into one of Washington, D.C.’s Virginia suburbs, shrouded with heavy woodlands, I was thrilled by a little flash of energy that rocketed past me one day as I stepped from house to backyard. Was that a […] Read more >

American toads use the leaf litter to hide and hibernate.

6 Excuses to Avoid Yard Work This Fall

11/21/2013 // By Dani Tinker

They grow. They turn brilliant colors. They capture our hearts. Then they make a mess. Leaves can be a hassle, but put the rake down for a moment. It turns out, leaving the leaves in your yard is beneficial to both […] Read more >

Chipmunk; Gebhard Woods State Park, Morris, IL

Photo of the Day: Hungry Hungry Chipmunk

7/18/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 42nd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest.     Read more >

Chipmunk, Wallowa Lake, Oregon

Photo of the Day: Just Enjoying the View

5/23/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Vote For Your Favorite Check out more wildlife photos like this and vote for your favorites in the National Wildlife Photo Contest! Each week, four top vote-getters move onto the People’s Choice final round.   This Photo of the Day […] Read more >

Chipmunk in Blue Hills Reservation, Massachusetts

Photo of the Day: Chubby Chipmunk

4/12/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Create Wildlife Habitat At Home In just a few easy steps, you can turn your backyard, balcony or even a patch of grass into habitat for wildlife. Start gardening for wildlife >>   This Photo of the Day was donated […] Read more >

Chipmunk Maine Eric J. Eklund 112662 NWF photo contest 2004

NOT Alvin and the Chipmunks: 10 Facts You May Not Know about the Real Rodents

12/13/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Christmas time, and our thoughts turn to—chipmunks. Yes, it is odd that a hibernating rodent would become associated with Christmas, but that is the miracle of radio and a hit song for Alvin and the Chipmunks back in 1958 (when they […] Read more >

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10 Amazing Slow-Motion Animal Videos

9/13/2011 // By Anne Cissel

Wildlife sightings are often fleeting, leaving you wishing for more. If only there was a way to slow down time, to fully take in the majesty of the moment. Thank goodness for YouTube! (Never thought I’d say that.) We’ve scoured […] Read more >