Be on the Lookout for Winter Critter Damage

by Gretchen Voyle, MSU Extension
1/8/2013

Some critters that may cause landscape damage during the growing season hibernate or partially hibernate during the winter and don't feed. The woodchuck and thirteen-lined ground squirrel sleep the winter away underground. The eastern chipmunk partially hibernates and may pop above ground occasionally if its food stores run low. However, winter is a busy time for other landscape-damaging critters. The Michigan State University Extension Service offers some helpful information on winter critter damage here.