Mostly I see chipmunks scurrying on fallen trees, popping out of fallen leaves and sitting on twigs or small rocks. Recently I heard a noise above me in a small tree growing from a tall rock outcrop. I expected to see a bird or maybe a squirrel but not a chipmunk. Atop the rock the chipmunk had created a home. On close inspection what looked like random debris on the rock surface was a carefully built structure. A moss. leaf, fern, mud hut for the chipmunk with an easily overlooked entrance. The small trees growing from the rock had berries which the chipmunk was climbing to retrieve and then sit and eat. When I say sit I mean like a human might on a chair. This was a place I had passed on hundred plus occasions and on this day its secrets were revealed.
I love my classroom. Nature always has something new to show me.
Love to ALL!