If you have noticed the extra mice, squirrels and chipmunks in and around your home you are not imagining things.
Two reasons why these species are so numerous and their populations so healthy this year are the result of the very abundant acorn crop last fall (2015) and the rather mild winter of the same year.
The acorns provided unlimited food for these rodents at a time when breeding was taking place. more breeding results in more young. the mild temperatures and lack of snowfall and ice contributed to many of these animals not only surviving the winter but thriving this spring.
We enjoy seeing how these things all tie together.