Never have I seen so many of the cute little rodents running around as I have in the past month or so. It’s got so you can’t take a drive without at least two or three of them darting out in front of the car. (I’ve braked hard for several; this could get dangerous.) And they’re having a whale of a time running up and down the trees and fenceposts all over the yard at the Manse.
Is this normal for spring in Eastern Ontario? Or are the chipmunks, like the bumblebees and the mosquitoes, having a banner year?
And what – after bumblebees, mosquitoes and chipmunks – is next?