• squirrels December 10, 2021 2:36 pm

    Acorn-ucopia of Food Is Fattening Squirrels in New England

    Humans aren’t the only species packing on extra pounds during the pandemic. Some squirrels are letting themselves go, too. Many squirrels are eating well this fall in New England. But one portly squirrel is so big it earned the nickname, “Fatty McFatterson.” Most squirrels sprint or scoot. This one lumbers and waddles after supplementing nature’s bounty this fall by...

  • chipmunks July 23, 2020 6:43 pm

    Surge in Chipmunks Blamed on Plentiful Spring Acorns Around New England

    If you’ve noticed a recent surge in chipmunks, you’re not alone. This year’s boom happening around New England can be blamed for plentiful acorns this spring. Ryan Robicheau, a lands management biologist with Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, says there are tens of thousands if not more chipmunks than usual in forests and gardens across the six-state...

  • chipmunks July 23, 2020 5:49 pm

    Chipmunk Boom in New England

    There’s a boom of chipmunks happening around New England but one Maine biologist says it’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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