Post contributed by David from Conservation Corps Youth Outdoors Crew2:
Winter is here and won’t be going away anytime soon. As humans, we have adapted a variety of ways to get us through these harsh winter months. We often put on more weight by consuming fatty comfort foods and plenty of holiday cookies. We sleep much more, because who would want to leave their nice warm bed when its 15 below outside. Some fly south to warmer climates, while many layer up and brave the cold (some even relish in it). There are many ways that we handle the cold, and it might surprise you to learn that we share many adaptations for surviving the winter with animals.
|Look at how thick their winter coats are!|
Today's post kicks off a four-part blog about the many ways animals deal with the harsh Minnesota winters, so stay tuned for more!