Animals in Winter: Dreams of Spring
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Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year with creatures living in Thorn Creek Woods. How do these animals survive winter’s chills? What adaptations have they developed to keep warm and find food? We’ll put ourselves in the paws of active woodland creatures and follow the trails in search of tracks and other spoor, taking advantage of the first thaw and sap-run. Discover which animal corresponds to your lunar own lunar birth year in the 12-year cycle. We’ll even make plaster replicas of tracks to take home. Participants should be prepared for the cold weather and be able to walk a mile outdoors on natural surface trails across uneven and possibly snow-covered ground. Advance registration required. If weather is inclement this program will still take place inside the Nature Center.