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Winter Scavenger Hunt

Let's celebrate our first big snowfall through exploration!

I don't know about you, but I am so excited to see our Green Mountain state blanketed in snow this past week. If we have to endure a six month winter it might as well look like a winter wonderland! 

What are you most excited about this winter? 

One of my favorite things to do at the beginning of any season is to search for the changes - subtle and dramatic - that the new season brings. 

What are some clues in nature that let you know it's wintertime? Make a list! Here's mine:

  • The leaves have fallen (stick season)
  • Chickadees, woodpeckers and tufted titmice become my most popula visitors at my bird feeder
  • The ground is slick 
  • The smell of snow 
  • The drop in temperature 
  • The ground is frozen
  • No more bug bites 
  • Snow
  • And so many more!

Today we'll use a scavenger hunt to explore the signs of wintertime and some of the plants and animals that endure it with us. 

You will need:

  • A pencil 
  • Winter Scavenger Hunt sheet (PDF attached at bottom of article) 
  • A sense of wonder and curiosity! 

Work your way through the scavenger hunt, don't worry if you don't find everything in a day - this activity can take as long as you'd like. 

Show us what you find! Tag us @AudubonVermont on Facebook or Instagram.

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