A chill in the morning air…Soon we will haul out the coats, scarves and mittens to get ready for winter. But what do animals do? Once the snow blankets the trees and the ground freezes underfoot, we still see a few animals and their tracks. But have you ever wondered where the rest of the animals go? Join Friends of the Great Swamp at the Patterson Library to find out!
On Sunday, November 17, at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Patterson Library, our friends from The Nature of Things will present a free, family-friendly live animal program of “Animals in Winter”.
From mammals to birds, and reptiles to insects, animals that survive the winter season must migrate, hibernate/brumate, or remain active. In a hands-on exploration, attendees will meet representatives from the animal kingdom who do each of these.
Based in North Salem and owned by Allan and Deborah Mumford, The Nature of Things has offered hands-on science education that features an inquiry-based approach to live animal exploration for over 32 years. They support the environmental efforts of Friends of the Great Swamp by offering this free program to the public.
[Attached photo: child meeting a rabbit at FrOGS Art Show last weekend; photo by Don Turner]