winter

Caribou Who?

With the winter holidays fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to write about caribou, which most people know by their other name—reindeer.

Wildlife in Winter: Now You See Me…

It just snowed (again) out here on the East Coast, so it seems only fitting that I wrap up our “Wildlife in Winter” blog series by talking about how some […]

Wildlife in Winter: Catching Prey Under the Snow

Last week I wrote about how some animals like voles, mice, and shrews utilize subnivean habitats as a way to stay warm and avoid being seen by predators while they […]

Wildlife in Winter: Finding Cover Under the Snow

Here in the Mid-Atlantic region, we’ve been experiencing snowfall on almost a weekly basis for the last month or so.  And while all this snow causes school shutdowns and traffic […]

Wildlife in Winter: Hibernation

Last week I wrote about migration as a strategy for surviving the colder temperatures and food shortages during the winter. However, a number of other animal species have instead evolved […]

Wildlife in Winter: Migration

As we introduced last month, animal species have adapted a variety of techniques for surviving through the winter’s colder temperatures and decreased food availability. One of the more common strategies […]

Wildlife in Winter

In just a couple of days it will be the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the day each year with the shortest period of daylight. The Winter Solstice also […]