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Outdoor Radio: Cute Critters

Chipmunks may be Vermont's cutest critter, especially when their fat little cheeks are stuffed with seeds.  This month on Outdoor Radio, we find out what they do with those seeds and learn how such a tiny creature survives a cold Vermont winter. Biologists Kent McFarland and Sara Zahendra also explain how climate change is effecting chipmunks.

Eastern Chipmunk sightings are listed on iNaturalist Vermont, where you can add your sightings too.

The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife offers this article about the Vermont chipmunk.

Kent McFarland authored this essay in Northern Woodlands Magazine.
The Smithsonian Museum of Natural history has detailed information about chipmunks. record.

Outdoor Radio is a monthly feature produced in collaboration with the Vermont Center for EcoStudies in Norwich Vermont. The program is made possible by the VPR Journalism Fund and by a grant to VCE from the Vermont Community Foundation.

The program is produced and edited by VPR's Chief Production Engineer, Chris Albertine.

Broadcast Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 8:50 a.m.

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