For the past several weeks, I’ve watched a mama chipmunk dash in and out of her underground nest with goodies to feed to her young. The babies finally emerged to explore their world.

Is it safe to come out now?

Chipmunk 3

The children stay close to Mom while they check out their new surroundings.

Chipmunk 1

Sibling Kisses

Chipmunk 2

Mama dashes back into the den

Chipmunk 4