Rachel Stieve

While taking an early morning or late-afternoon walk through the forests in Northern Arizona, keep your eyes peeled for the Hopi chipmunk’s long, fuzzy tail slipping into rock crevices. You might recognize the small rodents by the red stripes that cover their heads and backs and match their red tails. Hopi chipmunks are swift and timid, so any glimpse you catch before they steal away into their dens will be short and sweet.