It gives me great pleasure to announce that The Hawk Owl's Nest will now be known as The Marmot's Burrow. For far too long, marmots have not been given the respect they deserve in the Blogosphere. While bird blog after bird blog has popped up, no marmot blogs have appeared. So, since someone has to do it, I will pave the way and become the initiator of the marmot blog movement.
For a long time now, marmots have been celebrated in few ways - the most well-known way being that exploitative "Groundhog's Day" in February. I'll be sure to make it my first order of business to destroy this longtime disrespect of the wonderful cute Marmota genus member, the Woodchuck. My second order of business will be to start the first and only marmot-themed blog carnival - officially known as "Me & The Marmot." Be sure to participate on every 2nd of a month beginning with the letter "F". I also plan to interview well-known marmot artists, publish the latest in marmot news, and review all of the latest marmot books.
This summer, I will lead several "marmotting" trips with hopes of finding vagrant marmots to increase our state checklist to two or possibly three marmot species. Be sure to check back for more info. My life marmot list currently stands at 2 and my yard list is 0. I plan to put out a few feeders to attract some yard marmots and hopefully increase my yard list.
Happy April Fool's Day!