Today we made our way into the snow, under trees, over bridges, and through the woods at ACES.
First we rode the bus into town. Riding RFTA is always an adventure!
Then we listened to a fabulous puppet show and learned all about what animals do in the winter. We already knew about hibernating, but turns out many of the animals that stay awake live in the SUBNIVEAN zone. What's that? It's the area under the snow that stays warmer than the air.
We took the air temperature and the water temperature. Do you know which is warmer? Here's a hint: there was steam rising off the lake! The air was 25 degrees and the water was 45 degrees. Fish can make a nice home in the water in the winter. We learned that snowshoe hares use their white coat for camouflage. We learned that mice have many predators including weasels. And we learned that a squirrels favorite food is not an acorn...but actually a Spruce seed.
THE WAY THINGS WORK...