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Surviving Winter: The Many Forms of Dormancy


Offbeat  (tags: winter months, survival, animals, strategies, migration )

Simone
- 3086 days ago - advocacy.britannica.com
In the rugged wild, winter is a stressful season, and to escape the biting chill and shortage of food, many animals migrate. But there are some species that stay put, and these brave characters do so by relying on various strategies,



   

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 9:00 am
I bookmarked this website ad plan to return to it for more information on so many topics. Excellent find! Thank you!
 

Bette M (91)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 9:09 am
Plant & protect Danny's trees for life in 2011......

Trees are the lungs of the earth..............
 

. (1)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 9:17 am
Noted. Thank you Simone.
 

Michelle M (5)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 12:16 pm
thanks
 

Margery Coffey (8)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 12:50 pm
At 6 degrees here in Nebraska today, hibernation has a definite appeal!
 

Charla D (67)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 12:51 pm
Very interesting. Thanks! I wish I could hibernate through the winter!
 

Shirley H (49)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 2:08 pm
TY
Shirley H.
 

Toni C (508)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 5:20 pm
I agree with Margery... here in Kansas City, Kansas, we're a few degress warmer than where she is, but it sure would be nice if we could "hibernate" right about now... Dang it's cold!!
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 7:26 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Justin R (0)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 12:39 am
Thanks. I always held out critters in the winter.
 

Veronique L (209)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 5:51 am
Lovely article thank you....I so wish I could hibernate too!
 

janet f (29)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 1:58 pm
That squirrel looks to be wearing a fur coat...I hope it's faux.
 
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