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Winter Woodland Animals

Animals have been preparing all fall, collecting food and building winter homes. Birds and butterflies will migrate south , bears and bats will hibernate, and others will adapt to the new season. Here are some activities and books to enjoy about our animal friends in winter.


To learn about how animals prepare for the winter,

go to nationalgeographickids .

Who's footprints are these?

Download this guide from Education.com on forest animal tracks or read 'Yogi Bear's Guide to Animal Tracks' by Mark Weakland. Create a match game using pictures of animals and footprints or plan a scavenger hunt to match the animals with their tracks. Winter is a great time to look for tracks since they are so easy to see in the snow.


Bear Cave Craft

Use a shoe box, colored construction paper, or legos to create a special place for a bear to hibernate for the winter.


Here are just a few of the many books about our woodland animal friends available now at the Somers Library.

Frozen Wild ~ Arnosky

Wild Tracks! ~ Arnosky

Animals in Winter ~ Bancroft

Winter Dance ~ Bauer

The Mitten ~ Brett

Wade's Wiggly Antlers ~ Bradford

Forest Tracks ~ Duffy

Time to Sleep ~ Fleming

Snoozapalooza ~ Gard

Hebernation ~ Ganeri

A Loud Winter's Nap ~ Hudson

Winter is Coming ~ Johnston

Bear and Wolf ~ Salmieri

The Bear's Winter House ~ Yeoman

Give us a call or go to our website to search the catalog for these books and more and to place an order for curbside pick-up.

These books and many more can also be found on Overdrive and hoopla.

Wait, Rest, Pause ~ Atkins

What do Animals do in Winter? ~ Felix

Not a Buzz to be Found ~ Glaser

Hibernation Station~ Meadows

Winter Sleep ~ Taylor

Winter's Coming ~ Thornhill

Animals in Winter ~ Van Voorst

Look for more news on upcoming programs from the library on Monday!

Be safe and healthy!

Vicki DiSanto-Children's Librarian Beth Levine- Library Assistant


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