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Animals Preparing for Winter

Saturday, December 16, 2017, 9:45 am to 5 pm

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. Each trip with Alcott leads to new insights and a better appreciation of our complex natural world. His encyclopedic knowledge of our indigenous mammals and their environment is unparalleled, and his enthusiasm is contagious. Don't miss this experience!

with Alcott Smith

Location: The program will take place in Central New Hampshire or Central Vermont, possibly in the Connecticut River Valley near White River or Lebanon. The final location will depend on snow conditions, and directions to the exact location will be sent out to registrants about two weeks ahead of time.

Activity Level: This may be very strenuous for some people! 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: $65 per person



To register for this class using a credit card:

Alcott Smith Dec 16 2017


If you prefer to register for this class by mailing a check, please go here: Registration


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