There are those animal group names we know off the top of our heads (a school of fish, a pack of wolves) and those we wish we did. Add these animal-nomers to your Northwoods noggin.

Sleuth of bears
Army of caterpillars
Murder of crows
Colony of gulls
Party of jays
Hoover of trout
Skulk of foxes
Charm of hummingbirds
Labor of moles
Surfeit of skunks
Convocation of eagles
Knot of toads
Rafter of turkeys
Bale of turtles
Descent of woodpeckers

Emily Betz Tyra is associate editor of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.