Autumn: The Chipmunks prepare for winter!

The autumn leaves are changing color and falling to the ground. But that is not the only sign that Autumn is here. The Chipmunks are busy! They hibernate in their underground homes for the winter. Now you can see them filling their cheeks with seeds and nuts which they take down to their lairs to eat in the winter. Apparently they store enough for several winters! Always good to be prepared. Autumn is when they get really serious about getting their food in .

This Chippy is collecting seeds that have been dropped from the bird feeder.
You can see his cheeks are very full with seeds. Next he will dash off to his underground home in one of the flower beds and stash the seeds for winter.
Those cheeks are as full as they can be. After I took this photo he darted off .

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Michele Lee says:

    So cute! ๐Ÿฟ

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  2. David says:

    Judging by how our weather changed today, winter is right on our doorstep. That four letter word has crept back into the forecast. โ„โ˜ƒ๐Ÿง๐Ÿงโ˜ƒโ„

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    1. anne leueen says:

      We are keeping the above average temps until the weekend and then BOOM down they go. But not cold enough for that white stuff yet. But last week I got my snow tires put on . It will come and the Farmers Almanac is predicting a hard winter. Also all the coniferous trees have masses of cones at the top and that is seen as a sign of a hard winter to come. /

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  3. J.W.S. says:

    Busy little guysโ€ฆ and fun images.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      They are busy and the dart about soooo fast! Thanks for commenting ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Nature is wonderful. These little kritters know exactly when and how much they need for winter and extra for in case.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes they do know. And why not have some extra just in case! Thanks for commenting.

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  5. Erin says:

    Beautiful photos!! Aww, what a cheeky chipmunk ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜„

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes they are. ๐Ÿฅฒ

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  6. What a lovely post and love the photos! We can learn so much from nature and little creatures. Thank you so much for joining in.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you for commenting!

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  7. Beauti. This post is how to learn from.nature. love the sense of secrecy in the images too. Thanks for sharing Anne.

    Narayan x

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    1. anne leueen says:

      The are such tiny little creatures and so industrious! The also dart about so fast the squirrels are slow by comparison. Thanks for commenting Narayan!

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      1. Yes, god. Not just hard working but involved in everything mostly, very curious too and almost friendly.

        Pleasure Anne.

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  8. Roadtirement says:

    They are so cute! To think that they have a safe and warm place for the winter, with plenty of food close at hand. Very fortunate. Your phots are great.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thanks for leaving a comment. I think they are amazing little creatures.

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  9. Adorable photos. Great share. Nature does know how to prepare for Winter.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Suzette. They are very industrious.

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