Beneath Your Feet

There's a hidden world of animal homes beneath your feet! Underground homes keep animals warm and dry, and safe from enemies. Most animals who live underground come to the surface often-to hunt for food, find a mate, or just travel to new places. But some animals spend their whole lives in tunnels and burrows.

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there is an image of an underground cross section, containing the following animals.
  1. Kildeers
  2. Turtles
  3. Salamanders
  4. Voles
  5. Ground squirrels
  6. Garter snakes
  7. Foxes

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there is an image of an underground cross section, containing the following animals.
  1. Wasps
  2. Ants
  3. Worms, slugs, snails, and grubs
  4. Skunks
  5. Deer mice
  6. Moles
  7. Rabbits
  8. Woodchucks

Vocabulary

burrow:
A hole dug in the ground by a small animal.

fluttering:
Flapping the wings back and forth quickly.

hibernate:
To spend the winter sleeping.

rotting:
Breaking down or decaying.

threatened:
In danger.

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Activity

  1. Have you ever seen an ant farm? Ants build underground homes with lots of rooms. Draw a picture of an ant home. Show the ants in the tunnels. Show what the ants store in the rooms. Label the different rooms of your picture.