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Grinny, ground hackee, chippie, hackle, and rock squirrel. These are some of the colloquial names for the Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus). The name “chipmunk” is thought to come from the Ojibwe word ajidamoo, meaning “one who descends trees headlong.” Most people think chipmunks are only found on the ground, but they are actually very goodContinue reading “Grinnies – Something to Smile About”
As the fall foliage nears its peak of color here in southern New England, I can’t help but notice changes in those “evergreens.” Many trees we call evergreen are not. They actually lose some of their leaves in the fall, or replace them gradually over time. The Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus) is one ofContinue reading “The Not So Lonesome Pine”
Sirch Beyond Your Back Door Blog 10/7/21 Poison Ivy: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful Neotropical birds are migrating south now. Recently, a cold front brought winds from the north. On one evening BirdCast predicted that 300 million birds would fill the night sky. What do these birds eat to fuel their journey? ManyContinue reading “The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful”
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