The James River Park System - Richmond, VA

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Tamias striatus
Family: Sciuridae

Omnivore / Prey
Native to Virginia

Chipmunk Factsheet

Eastern Chipmunk


The eastern chipmunk is a common sight in deciduous forests, parks, and backyards throughout Virginia. They are small, fast-moving, and easily recognized by the dark and light striping down their backs.

Recorded activity in the James River Park

Caught for a split second in only one video, this chipmunk moves fast. Chipmunks are found throughout the Park System, in the woods, riparian areas and on the islands, like this one.

Eastern chipmunk. Tamias striatus. LOCATION 2 from Friends of James River Park on Vimeo.

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