"Chipmunks: the Timber Tigers of the Adirondacks"

March 5, 2017



with Charlotte Demers

Free to members and students; $5 for non-members
This program takes place at 1:30 p.m. in the Adirondack Museum's auditorium.


The Eastern Chipmunk, although a common resident of the Adirondacks, has an uncommon natural history. Some of their remarkable adaptations include a large vocal repertoire, a penchant for stealing from the neighbors, vigorously defending territories, and taking long naps in winter. This presentation will discuss the adaptations of this charming Adirondack rodent as well as explain why Alvin and the Chipmunks aren't really chipmunks.

Charlotte Demers' educational background includes as A.A.S. in Environmental Science and a B.S. in Environmental Forest Biology from SUNY-ESF. She has been working at the Newcomb Campus of SUNY-ESF for 30 years where her primary research interest revolves around small mammals and their importance in forested ecosystems. She manages the Adirondack Interpretive Center, the outreach facility of ESF's Newcomb Campus.


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