Scrub Oaks and Chipmunks
Muller's oak, Quercus cornelius-mulleri, is one of a
number of oaks found in the pinyon belt of many desert ranges.
The acorns of Muller's oak are small. Many small rodents,
such as the dusky chipmunk, feast on these acorns, as well as
pinyon nuts and juniper berries. The chipmunks scramble along
the branches, collecting seeds and acorns in their pouches.
In the desert, chipmunks are found only in these higher elevation
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Muller's oak (Quercus cornelius-mulleri)