While watching the butterfly, I noticed this chipmunk staring at me. Pretty sure, he wanted his social media moment and to be recorded for naturalist.
meet hoppy, my uncle's BFF
The eastern chipmunk (Tamias (Tamias) striatus) is a chipmunk species found in eastern North America. It is the sole living member of the chipmunk subgenus Tamias, sometimes recognised as a separate genus. Its name comes from the Odawa (Ottawa) word ajidamoonh or the Ojibwe word ajidamoo, which translates literally as "one who descends trees headlong."