Eastern Chipmunk with a dried leaf in its mouth in autumn © Suzanne Hirschman
Eastern Chipmunk © Suzanne Hirschman

The Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus) is a member of the squirrel family in the order Rodentia. They are commonly seen in forests and woodlots where they forage for food in leaf litter, as well as in suburban yards and city parks. Get to know them >