Many think that our park is named after the chipmunk. Not so, long story, but it's the name of the family who donated the land some 65 years ago. The creature on the Monck Park sign is a marmot but that's a whole different blog.
|The guys recently painted the sign at the entrance to the park. The marmot's eye and claws are a little embellished but oh well|
|MARMOT - we call this one Black Face|
We feed the chipmunks. One might say that doing so is not a good thing because what will they do for food in the winter. Chipmunks store their food both in their dens and in caches all over the area. We have a bird feeder which the chipmunks now think is theirs. They can jump up and swing on the bird feeder and manage to empty it in just a few hours.
|Full of bird seed|
|Less than two hours later - EMPTY|