About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Photo Share: Groundhog announces spring

Look who just woke up! - Lansing, MI
Most woodchucks emerge from their burrows in mid to late March in mid-Michigan. Many home owners dislike woodchucks because their borrow systems can cause damage. However, they are also extremely important members of the ecosystem. They serve as food for many predator species, their burrows serve as shelter for a variety of other animals, and their digging and foraging activities help shape the composition of soil. So we are Lucky that woodchucks live here in North America and announce when spring has arrived!

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What's the Difference Between a Groundhog & Woodchuck? http://bit.ly/z5FPoV
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Love and the Birds: The Origin of St. Valentine's Day http://bit.ly/w5ra8B
Is hibernation more of a nightmare than a pleasant dream? http://bit.ly/y2OGr6
Origin of National Squirrel Appreciation Day! http://bit.ly/AhqkBg

If anyone else would like to share a photograph of nature send it to bloubird@gmail.com with a description and permission to post it on the Friday Photo.

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