Brand New! Outdoor Hour Challenge
Pocket Gopher Nature Study
Most children have noticed holes in the ground during their outdoor time. Have you ever wondered who made those holes and how they created them? This week you’ll use your outdoor hour to look for some holes of your own.
Before you go, do some of the Inside Preparation Work from the Outdoor Hour Challenge for pocket gophers. This will help you learn about an animal that might have dug the hole you find. Make sure to watch the YouTube videos linked below!
Alternate study: Gopher, Ground Hog, Woodchuck, and Marmot.
Here are a few ideas to get you started with a pocket gopher nature study:
- Choose your resource for learning about the pocket gopher. This could be a field guide, a book from your local library or an online resource. Here’s an online resource to get you started: National Wildlife Federation.
- YouTube videos: Pocket Gopher Mounds and Pocket Gopher.
Please note that I won’t be posting the complete challenge here on the blog, but you will find the detailed challenge in the High Desert ebook that’s available both in the Ultimate Naturalist and Journey level memberships. Sign into your account and download the ebook for the details, more links, and notebook pages.
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Topics in this ebook include:
- Greater sage-grouse
- Mountain Lion
- Pocket Gopher
- Bristlecone Pine
- Turkey Vulture
- Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel
- River Otter
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