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Archive for March 10, 2010

Welcome to a photographic journey through the fields, woods, and marshes of New England

Here I’ll be sharing some photographs I’ve recently taken as well as some of my favorites from my forthcoming book Naturally Curious. I’ll be updating my blog periodically with new images, new stories, and more glimpses of New England in all seasons.

EASTERN CHIPMUNKS OUT AND ABOUT

I was delighted to see two eastern chipmunks scampering around collecting sunflower seeds on the ground beneath my feeders yesterday. These striped rodents recently came out of the torpid state in which they spent the winter. Having little fat reserve, chipmunks store food in their burrows in the fall, waking frequently throughout the winter to dine on the seeds and nuts in their larder. They are breeding now and will again in late June, giving birth to four or five young in April and often again in July.