Lack of squirrels and chipmunks

This time of year my lawn is usually teaming with squirrels and chipmunks gathering nuts. This year there are very few. I am wondering what happened to them all.

Jimt1058
6 days ago

My squirrels are MIA, too. I do have chipmunks that come by, but not the usual amount of little friends. Had a lot of bugs this year out there, though - wasps, lantern flies, ants, etc.

DogDayAfternoon
6 days ago

Throw some english walnuts on your lawn and see what happens


they are all at my house

bflat4u bflat4u
6 days ago

I hardly have any - very strange. I'm attributing it to the amount of lantern flies that are living in my tree's & all the bee's......


Luca, maybe that was my problem, because before summer, I had a lot of squirrels and chipmunks, but then had a lot of bees and wasps and so on. Now that it's simmered down, maybe I'll got back to feeding regularly.

DogDayAfternoon
6 days ago

I also noticed that the squirrels and chipmunks and even the family of raccoons living under my shed have all disappeared. I still have a fairly chunky groundhog though.

Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove
6 days ago

Coronavirus disease

John Sutton John Sutton
6 days ago

They’re all at my house too. Come and get ‘em.

3wbdwnj 3wbdwnj
6 days ago

Talked to wildlife expert he said there is a phenomenal crop of nuts and berries and they are staying in the woods not hassling our bird feeders.

Fishmaker Fishmaker
6 days ago

Plenty at my place as well!

Phil D. Phil D.
6 days ago

I notice not many birds around either. Catbirds Northern Blue birds Baltimore Orioles and a few others.


The nut drop this year is simply amazing… the squirrels and chipmunks are keeping them self busy in the Forrest!

LibertyThinker LibertyThinker
6 days ago

“phenomenal crop of nuts“

That explains why my hickory trees are dropping nuts faster then I can clean them up. Filled a 55 gallon trash can over the weekend and still lots to go.

Sacks cousin
6 days ago

Lots of chipmunks here and have spotted just a few squirrels. Oak trees, at least ours, aren’t producing acorns this year, but the hickory trees have made up for that.

Blackcat Blackcat
6 days ago

I have seen coyotes as close as the trade zone. Maybe they are here?

Rbilly Rbilly
1 day ago

Oh they are definitely here in Independence. I've heard them go through my yard, yipping & barking, late at night.

Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove
1 day ago

They are everywhere

LibertyThinker LibertyThinker
1 day ago

coyote in my back yard last month. Dog chased it away.

Sacks cousin
1 day ago

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