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Animals Preparing for Winter

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 9:45 am to 5 pm

Naturalist-extraordinaire Alcott Smith will lead this program in the Green Mountains of Vermont, 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.

with Alcott Smith

Location: Brandon, Vermont, midway between Middlebury and Rutland

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. A headlamp for the walk out is recommended.

Fee: $50 per person



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Animals Preparing for Winter Dec 14


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