What’s under your feet?


It’s easy to see what’s going on around you, but what’s happening underground? There’s a hidden world of animal homes beneath your feet! Underground homes keep animals warm and dry, and safe from predators. Most animals who live underground emerge often to search for food, find a mate, or move to a new place. But some animals spend their whole lives in tunnels and burrows.

Which Delaware animals can you think of that live or burrow underground?


Answer: Ants, Earthworms, Moles, Rabbits, Bees, Groundhogs, Foxes, Coyotes, Shrews, Cicadas, Snakes, and more!


The Dirty Truths of Life in the Dirt!

– Many animals that occupy dens (foxes, skunks, opossums) do not dig their own, but instead use those already excavated by groundhogs.

– Burrows can range from a simple hole to a complex network of underground tunnels.

– Moles have a unique ability to reuse inhaled oxygen, allowing them to survive in a low-oxygen environment.

– Earthworms do not have any specific organs for respiration. They breath using their moist skin.