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Species of the Week: Groundhog (Marmota monax)

Did you hear if Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today?! He did! Supposedly this means 6 more weeks of winter. But don’t worry, Spring will be here before we know it! Check out this post to learn about why groundhogs are nicknamed “woodchuck” or “whistle pigs”, to learn if woodchucks really do chuck wood, and more!


Listen to a groundhog “whistle”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX3eIcgIeuo


Learn how Fish and Wildlife Technician, Richard Thomas, predicted how much wood a woodchuck would chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

https://kids.niehs.nih.gov/topics/natural-world/wildlife/animals/woodchuck-chuck/index.htm


The History of Groundhog’s Day

https://www.history.com/news/groundhog-day-history-and-facts


More Groundhog Facts!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK3pcIIsmfo




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