On January 30, 2009, the web mistress received the following e-mail:

The Critter Corner -- Woodchuck page has been chosen as the elementary Science Program Animal Site of the Month for February, 2009.  It will be featured throughout the month of February.  After that, it will be listed in the archives along with other past recipients.

As part of the public eucation system in New York State, we feature websites that help students learn about the creatures that share this planet wiht us, sites that help inspire students to conserve the planet's diversity.  Congratulations on the quality of your site and thank your for contributing valuable information for the teachers and students of science.

We are flattered and delighted to receive this recognition.

(Story by Debby Barker)