CHIPPIE!

CHIPPIE!

We’re back! Ellie had a cavity in one of her teeth so we took a few days off! Today we’re meeting another small resident of Camp E&E- Chippie the Chipmunk!

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Chipmunk Fun Facts:

  • Chipmunks can grow up to 11″ long and can have a 5″ long tail.
  • All but one of the 25 species of chipmunks live in North America.
  • They live in forests to deserts.
  • Chipmunks are omnivores. They eat insects, seeds and nuts.
  • They cache food for the winter.
  • Chipmunks do hibernate.

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  • They don’t store fat, like other animals such as bears. Instead, chipmunks get up a few times during the winter to eat their cache.
  • Chipmunks are diurnal.
  • One chipmunk can gather 165 acorns in one day!

chipmunk2We love to see the chipmunks scurry around camp gathering food for winter! We love the story of the Great Chipmunk Races! We’ll have to tell you the story soon!

 

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