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Ground Hog: 2012

Ground hogs are good diggers. They make burrows for sleeping, rearing young and hibernating. These burrows have multiple entrances that they can use them to escape predators.

Groundhogs are mostly diurnal but our Elms groundhogs are often out of sight when the students arrive to Elms and they come out when all is quiet again.

photos -Hester Burch

Pictures taken June 2010 and August 2012 at Elms.

More Articles...

  1. Double-crested Cormorant rescued
  2. Little Brown Skink
  3. Common Buckeye Caterpillar
  4. Luna Moth Caterpillar: Actias luna
  5. railroad worm
  6. Garden Hose or Rat Snake?
  7. Common Snapping Turtle
  8. Leopard Gecko: Eublepharis macularius
  9. American Mink specimen
  10. Small American Bullfrog: Feb. 2012
  11. Rock Doves: April 2010
  12. Unknown Caterpillar -Cutworm Maybe: October 2011
  13. Baby Northern Water Snake April 2011
  14. Southern Leopard Frog: Oct. 2011
  15. Bull Frog: May 2011
  16. Green Tree Frog:Oct. 2011
  17. Fowlers Toad: Aug. 2011
  18. Northern Cricket Frog May 2011
  19. Eastern Mud Turtle June 2011
  20. Eastern Box Turtle May 2011
  21. The Chinese mantis September 2011
  22. The Old Man of the Woods September 2011
  23. Autumn Olive
  24. English Ivy November 2011
  25. The Periwinkle Plant (Vinca major) October 2011
  26. Eastern Ribbon Snake September 2011
  27. Diamondback Terrapin October 2011
  28. Wheel Bug (Arilus cristatus) October 2011
  29. Marbled Salamander: October 2011
  30. Rough Green Snake October 2011
  31. Atlantic Needlefish: September 2011
  32. The Eastern Box Turtle: June 2011
  33. Luna Moth Male vs. Female: May 2011
  34. Luna Moth: May 2011
  35. Green Stink Bug: May 2011
  36. Leaf Beetle Larvae: May 2011
  37. Worm Snake: May 2011
  38. Painted Turtle: May 2011
  39. Fiddler Crab: May 2011
  40. Arrow Arum: May 2011
  41. Eastern Tent Caterpillar: May 2011
  42. Shark Tooth Fossil: May 2011
  43. Northern water Snake: May 2011
  44. Female Cardinal: April 2011
  45. Ruby-Crowned Kinglet: April 2011
  46. 5-Lined Skink: April 2011
  47. Yellow Spotted Salamander Eggs: March 2011
  48. Loblolly Pine: Mach 2011
  49. Buck Moth: Feb 2011
  50. Spotted Salamander: Feb 2011
  51. Green Tree Frog: Feb 2011
  52. Male Blue Crab: Feb 2011
  53. Naked Goby: October 2010
  54. White Perch: October 2010
  55. Blood (polychaete) Worm: October 2010
  56. Bay Anchovy: October 2010
  57. Atlantic Silverside: October 2010
  58. Skilletfish: October 2010
  59. Spot: October 2010
  60. Black Drum: October 2010
  61. Blennies: September 2010
  62. Hogchoker: September 2010
  63. Mud Crab: September 2010
  64. Oyster Flatworm: September 2010
  65. Tiger Swallowtail: June 2010
  66. Diamondback Terrapin Eggs: June 2010
  67. American Toad Toadlet: May 2010
  68. Green Frog: May 2010
  69. Canada Geese: May 2010
  70. Land Snail: May 2010
  71. Red Admiral: May 2010
  72. Periwinkle Snail: May 2010
  73. Ladybug: May 2010
  74. Watersnake: May 2010
  75. Pipefish: April 2010
  76. Amphipod: April 2010
  77. Fowlers Toad: April 2010
  78. Racoon: April 2010
  79. Spring Peeper: April 2010
  80. Click Beetle: April 2010
  81. Six Spotted Tiger Beetle: April 2010
  82. Spotted Turtle: April 2010
  83. Eastern Mud Turtle: April 2010

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