I was walking on the Bowman Bay Trail Tuesday morning when I heard some squeaks that drew my attention to nearby tree branch. There I discovered this little chipmunk, chewing away on a twig. I took a photo, then another. Then the squeaks turned to squawks and the little guy scrambled high into the tree. Later, when I looked at the images on my computer, I discovered why the noise level had risen so quickly. The agitated little chipmunk apparently gave up his woody tidbit so he could let me know full volume just how upset he was to have a camera pointed in his direction.
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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