September 22nd is the first day of autumn this year. The hot days of summer are cooling off,
and each day is shorter than the last. Trees will soon turn
brilliant colors and it will be time to think about hot cocoa and warm coats in the morning.
This friendly but hungry chipmunk shows off his stuffed cheeks as he was caught in action this
weekend at a campground, where he accepted sunflower seeds right out of campers' hands. Rather
than eat them on the spot, he made several trips to stuff his cheeks and scurry off to store the food
cold weather. (Photo by Mike Van De Walker)