US Stamps

By Denise McCarty

Happy Groundhog Day!

February 02, 2015 08:58 AM

  • The woodchuck (Marmota monax), also known as a groundhog, is pictured on a 1987 U.S. stamp. Is that a shadow under him?

Did you know that the woodchuck and the groundhog are the same marmot (Marmota monax)?

There appears to be a small shadow under the woodchuck shown on this 22¢ stamp issued as part of the North American Wildlife sheet of 50 stamps. Does this mean six more weeks of winter?

How many other of these marmots appear on stamps?