Skunks are nocturnal, which means that they are most active at night. They don't hibernate in the classic sense, but they do go dormant for the coldest months of the year, when many congregate in communal dens for warmth. One of the only other times that skunks tend to mingle is during mating season. Skunks have 4-12 young in litters that are born between late April and early June. They dig holes in lawns, gardens, and golf courses in search of food, however they prefer insects, earthworms, and grubs. They may even burrow under buildings by entering foundation openings if no other means of shelter is available.