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Animals Preparing for Winter

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 9:45am - 5:00pm

with Alcott Smith

Naturalist-extraordinaire Alcott Smith will lead this program in central New England, where cold weather has arrived and snow may already be falling. From the scatter-hoarding of gray squirrels to the larder-hoarding of red squirrels, nature has evolved a myriad of different survival techniques among animals. Black bears may be tucked away in their remote dens, but most mammals will remain active all winter long, and their survival is nothing short of miraculous. The focus of the program will be their remarkable adaptions and their preparations for the harsh winter months. We are likely to see sign of moose, black bear, beaver, otter, fisher and many other animals. Alcott’s ability to blend scientific knowledge with the experiential is remarkable!

Location: Central Vermont or central New Hampshire. The specific location will depend upon snow conditions. The program often takes place in the southern Green Mountains of Vermont or in the area near Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Activity Level: Very Strenuous! Please note: This will be a full-day off-trail in rugged country. Participants must be in excellent physical condition and must have proper footwear and clothing.

Fee: $50/person



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Animals Preparing for Winter with Alcott Smith Dec 8 2018


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Walnut Hill Tracking & Nature Center
325 Walnut Hill Rd, Orange MA 01364Phone: 978-544-6083
E-mail: walnuthilltracking@verizon.net