Under Ground


Fun Facts

Gophers have small external ears and small eyes. As sight and sound are severely limited, gophers are highly dependent on the sense of touch. more info


Ground SquirrelMexican Ground Squirrel
This creature can be found from Northern Mexico north along the Gulf coast of Texas and into western and central Texas and southeastern New Mexico. more info

Cool Creatures


Interesting Plants

Philcoxia minensis

Philcoxia minensis

Sticky underground leaves help a Brazilian plant to capture and digest worms, a hitherto unknown way for carnivorous plants to catch victims, scientists find.

The rare plant Philcoxia minensis is found in the tropical savannahs of Brazil, areas rich in biodiversity and highly in need of conservation.



If you reach near a hole, use gloves to protect your hands.

Never reach into holes.

Also, don't cover holes, as it's best not to disturb creature's homes.

Remember to enjoy the outdoors responsibly!  When you follow Leave No Trace principles, you ensure that everything is just as beautiful for the next person – and the next generation!
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