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
- 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.