Behavior and Population Dynamics of Eutamias amoenus
Field work began in June with the establishment of two study areas, one of high density and one of low density. Observations were made of daily activity patterns and undisturbed behavior. Grids of approximately ten acres in each of the study areas were staked out to aid in observation of home ranges and for live trapping. Two trapping periods of four and six days were completed in each study area, and another is to be carried out in mid-October. All chipmunks captured were fur clipped and toe clipped and standard measurments were taken. Fewer animals than expected were trapped in the high density area but population estimates fall within previously reported figures. Project Number 187.