Common Name: Woodchuck or Groundhog
Scientific Name: Marmota monax
Habitat: Prefers the forest edge or open grasslands over deep woods.
Diet: Mostly herbivorous—grasses, herbaceous plants, grains, and garden vegetables.
The woodchuck is the largest member of the squirrel family. It builds an extensive burrow system that, once abandoned, provides refuge for many other mammals. This is probably our best-known hibernating mammal.