Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Big Marmot Announcement


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!

13 comments:

Jochen said...

Man, you stole my idea! I was going to start a blog called "The Wood Duck and the Woodchuck - Interdisciplinary Musings on the different sides of life".

Rick said...

I learned long ago not to say grace on days when we ate woodchuck: after all, you can't serve God and marmot.
r

Texas Travelers said...

That was great. I bit, and was already thinking where I had my Marmot photos. Happy April Fool's Day to you also.

Hannibal said...

I now have to watch you very carefully Mr. Hawk Owl! You're a tricky one!

Patrick Belardo said...

I'm glad everyone enjoyed it. I hope my reader numbers don't plummet!

Owlman said...

The Marmot community is outraged at your foolish joke! We have started a petition to have your blog removed. Please join me and sign the petition at www.marmotyouhappythatthisisonlyajoke.com

dguzman said...

"Don't drive angry."

Great post!

Mike said...

Your April Fool's announcement, while exceedingly clever, may be unforgivable for the responses it elicited. Thanks to Rick and Owlman, I'll never look at groundhogs the same way again.

Damselfly said...

LOL I was just beginning to wonder what DO you guys do there in the States! Good one :)

Susan Gets Native said...

"Yard marmot"...You kill me.

Hey, RAPTOR has its own groundhog...can she be your mascot?

elizabird said...

I love marmots...please no joking.
Do the blog carnival!!!

Born Again Bird Watcher said...

I have the perfect marmot masthead motto for your new site: Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari?

Patrick Belardo said...

LOL John, I don't speak Latin, but I can deduce what you wrote there.