Peek Inside the Winter Wildlife Box

While it can seem like a quiet time of year, there are still plenty of opportunities for winter wildlife spotting, so long as you know what to look for -- and where to look for it. Many backyard birds, deer, rabbits, foxes, and other little creatures are still out and about during the winter months. Inspired by the activities in this box, bundle up, head outdoors, and start exploring the world of winter wildlife!

Here’s what you’ll find inside…

Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft

This informational book details the wide range of ways animals prepare for the winter, from hibernation to migration to adaptation. Colorful illustrations make it an engaging read for learners of all ages.

 

Den Building Challenge

Imagine you’re an animal preparing to construct a cozy winter den. Collect natural materials like sticks, leaves, and moss and use them to build a miniature den for your bear figurine. Then challenge yourself to think bigger - how about building a child-size den!?

 

DIY Pinecone Bird Feeder

Birds must use lots of energy to maintain their body temperatures. As winter arrives and food sources like insects and berries become harder to come by, birds are especially thankful for additional food sources. By creating your own pinecone bird feeder you can help out your neighborhood birds and create more opportunities for up-close bird observation. 

 

Audubon Bird Call

Attract and spot winter birds with your very own Audubon bird call! These fun little devices mimic a range of bird calls and are the perfect thing to bring along when exploring outdoors.

 

Make Your Own Monocular

A monocular is a modified telescope. Light passes through a series of lenses and prisms inside, magnifying the image of whatever you're looking at. Assemble your very own monocular, and then bring it along on your outdoor adventures to help spot signs of winter wildlife!

 

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