How Wildlife Prepare for Winter
Saturday, December 10th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please join a hike led by Naturalist Alcott Smith in the natural lands around Essex and discover how wildlife prepares for cold weather. Champlain Area Trails is partnering with Northeast Wilderness Trust (NWT) to host the hike as part of the “Get Wild and Connected” Outdoor Education Series.
Rose Graves, the Conservation Director for NWT said, “This will be a great opportunity to explore how animals use habitats in shifting seasons. We’ll see how species in the Champlain Valley cope with the cooling weather and talk about how local wild lands connect habitat for wildlife and nature.”
Dr. Alcott Smith, a veterinarian and field naturalist, is an outstanding outdoor educator who teaches a wide variety of ecology programs including “Reading the Natural Landscape,” “Finding and Interpreting Signs of Wildlife,” “Understanding Bears and Bobcats,” and “The Ecology of Timber Rattlesnakes.”
Space for this event is limited; Plan to spend the day hiking off-trail so bring lunch, layers, and good hiking shoes. Suggested donation is $10-20; Pre-register by contacting Northeast Wilderness Trust – send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, call 802-453-7880, or go to the website www.newildernesstrust.org.” [via Hike on Sat. Dec. 10 to learn about wildlife; plus upcoming Keeping Track Program | Champlain Area Trails.]
- Join a wildlife tracking team (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)