These animals can serve as motivation for many because they manage to show us that they can adapt and survive in any place, even one as barren as dangerous as underground. In this article, we will take a look at some of the most interesting animals that choose to spend their lives underground. Pika is a small herbivore that comes from a family of mammals that can be found across Asia, Eastern Europe, and North America. Pikas communicate using a unique whistling sound, so many call them whistling hares.
They resemble rabbits but are much smaller, and they feed on plants and seeds gathered during the warmer periods of the year. They bury the food and use it for feeding in the winter. The reason they live underground, however, is because they do not have good nesting spots in the areas they inhabit. This is why they start to build burrows, which actually has more functions than to just shelter them.
The burrows that pikas make positively contribute to the quality of soil in the areas they live in, and also reduce erosion. A little further along a toad is shown. We printed the toad mask and the mole mask from the Jan Brett website for our craft segment.
Oct 03, Melissa rated it really liked it Shelves: animals , picturebooks , nature , caldecott , rhyme , places , stem. So much going on in every picture! Did you see the toy car in the dirt on the frog page? Great earth tones with those rich red highlights. I love that Fleming's paper-pulp method matches her topics so well: organic and a little messy. I like how she brings us down to earth over the first few pages: On the copyright page, there's a bird in the air, then the next page has the bird on a branch, then just about to light on the ground, then tugging on the worm still half underground.
And then the car So much going on in every picture! And then the carrots that we see near the worm on that page? They are picked, and in the boy's hands, heading home, on the last. Great "creature identification" end notes with just the right amount of extra information--they make me want to go back and pour over each spread again!
Jan 23, Mari rated it really liked it Shelves: picture-books , rhyming , lots-of-different-animals. I love Denise Fleming's style. My favorite thing about this one is how many interesting things you can see if you take time with each spread. There are treasures hiding in the dirt! A toy car! Tools, toys, bits and pieces of this and that, not to mention animal homes, seeds, veggies, etc. Dec 14, Nikki rated it liked it Shelves: nature-science , picture-books.
A nice, simple introduction to things that live underground. The text was simplistic, and I felt disappointed until I got to the guide in the back for identifying the animals illustrated in the book. That was a nice touch, and the illustrations are lovely and tactile. Probably a nice book for a wee kid who likes playing in dirt. Nov 04, Chessa rated it it was amazing Shelves: kiddos. There is so much to see and talk about on every page and he has such a blast pointing out every animal and vegetable and insect!
Great fun, and gives kids a peek into what's going on beneath their feet. Jun 25, Sylvester rated it really liked it Shelves: , animals , squirt , children-s. It looks simple, but there's so much to talk about.
I do wish there were more words, but I guess the point is to talk about what you see. Squirt is very interested by the buried car and scissors, and tries to dig them up with his fingers every time. Aug 18, Donalyn rated it really liked it Shelves: primary-picture-books , ncbla-committeebooks. Playful rhyming text, engaging vocabulary, and well-researched information reveal life underground.
Scientific facts in the back matter about each animal portrayed. Sep 22, Rachel rated it really liked it. I chose this book because the cover is what originally caught my attention. When i read it the first thing i thought about was it would be great to teach vocabulary, there were words that would be new to most younger students. It would be good to also talk about animals because each page had a different animal on it.
It was a good book with lots of good coloring that would keep kids attention. Oct 12, Roben rated it really liked it Shelves: preschool , toddler-time , animals , dirt. A lovely way to explore things that you might find underground in your own back yard. Carrots, chipmunks, moles, toads, a bone the dog buried, and - of course - worms! Fleming's illustrations are delightful and there is a guide in the back to help you identify all the different underground things mentioned in the book.
Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers! How long did the flu pandemic last? What does the "S" in Harry S. Truman stand for? When do hummingbirds migrate? How much caffeine can you drink if you are pregnant? Are salamanders lizards?
Contact Us. IP Issues. Consumer Choice. Underground living has been a feature of fiction, such as the hobbit holes of the Shire as described in the stories of J. Some films are almost entirely set underground, such as THX The Fallout series also has underground shelters called Vaults.
Forster is set in an imagined underground city. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Underground habitat. Living below the ground's surface. This article includes a list of general references , but it remains largely unverified because it lacks sufficient corresponding inline citations. Did any of you guys get to Kens service?
Lots of old storiea and memories. Originally Posted by Peerie Maa. Isaac Burrow of Cart Lane - late s. It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat. The power of the web: Anyone can post anything on the web The weakness of the web: Anyone can post anything on the web.
Re: The Life of a Clam Digger , Long Island I hate to turn this thread into an obituary column for old clammers, but two of my old clammer buddies passed away in the last month. Teddy Schmidt passed in the middle of july, his pal Jay Anderson passed last saturday.
Jay was from Sayville he and his brother Thor along with Teddy worked together for some time in the mid to late sixties. All three had very nice Lofstadt garvies. Teddy was originally a Northport clammer, Jay and Thor grew up in Sayville. Both Teddy and Jay lived in Florida at the time of their passing. Regretfully, Rich. This shot was taken on Patchogue river over a century ago. The quality is not great, but this is a picture of a picture that was hanging, framed on my friends wall.
My friend is John Verbeke. John worked the bay all his life as did his father If you ever went down to the West Avenue dock in West Sayville, there was a forward cabin tong boat named "Black Duck" that was Johns, and his father's before he gave it to John, when the father went dragger fishing.
John owned and captained the "Margaret" a clam dredge boat, that clammed for Blue Points Company. All in all it was a great visit. Join Date Nov Posts 9, It's almost as if you were trying to peer back through the mist. Taken just south of Semblers, I'm guessing.
That would have been the Brightwood Estate back then. Is that the Week Boatyard building to the right of the guys head? Lotta buildings where Pier 66 is now, no Tiki bar, no condos. If I'm not mistaken I think I see the front half of Donohues boat anchored in that pack I juuuust can't be sure Do you see the guy up in his rigging, in the background? Look at the big old cat riggged boat behind the black gaff sloop in the foreground.
I still wish Doc Brown was around, with his time machine, to take us back to work with these guys for a few days. I dont think Donohues boat is anchored out, my friend said it was hauled out at pier 66 getting a new bow extension. By the way I remember that big old house being there just south of Weeks yard. I think the buildings on the far shore to the right of the guys head are the Gil Smith buildings.Clam Diggers, Pub & Eatery, Live entertainment, Fresh Seafood, cool place, cool people.