Groundhog Family (Marmota monax) - photo by W. Perry Conway;  Groundhogs are also called woodchucks.  They  are a type of rodent known as a marmot, and marmots are closely related to squirrels.  They are found over all of North America. They are "true hibernators" – going into a dormant state where their body temperature and heart rate fall dramatically from late fall until late winter or early spring.

Groundhog Family (Marmota monax) - photo by W. Perry Conway; Groundhogs are also called woodchucks. They are a type of rodent known as a marmot, and marmots are closely related to squirrels. They are found over all of North America. They are "true hibernators" – going into a dormant state where their body temperature and heart rate fall dramatically from late fall until late winter or early spring.

Community Post: 10 Cutest Groundhog Pictures

Community Post: 10 Cutest Groundhog Pictures

Did you hear that April 2 is the New Feb 2 -- Happy Groundhog's Day!! Breaking News from the Channel 2 news team: Ground hogs are going wild in Pa.... seeing shadows all over the ground as they run wild for pink clovers.

Community Post: 10 Cutest Groundhog Pictures

Community Post: 10 Cutest Groundhog Pictures

What's all this hype about "Groundhog Day" and woodchucks emerging to see their shadows? (Groundhog and woodchuck are the same rodent, Marmota monax.) Well, I've been watching my local woodchuck ho...

Community Post: 10 Cutest Groundhog Pictures

Community Post: 10 Cutest Groundhog Pictures

It’s February 2nd and if you have been around these parts long YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!!! It’s time to pull out my old Groundhogs Day talk from back in 2009. I can not believe it’s been EIGHT(8) years since I first did this call. What’s cool is that the message is EVERGREEN and I …

It’s February 2nd and if you have been around these parts long YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!!! It’s time to pull out my old Groundhogs Day talk from back in 2009. I can not believe it’s been EIGHT(8) years since I first did this call. What’s cool is that the message is EVERGREEN and I …

Community Post: 10 Cutest Groundhog Pictures

10 Cutest Groundhog Pictures

Community Post: 10 Cutest Groundhog Pictures

Community Post: 10 Cutest Groundhog Pictures

Community Post: 10 Cutest Groundhog Pictures

Community Post: 10 Cutest Groundhog Pictures

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