Preparing for Winter: Animal Behavior In Autumn

Dec 15, 2017

Yes we’ve gotten a few inches of snow already, but winter officially starts next week.

For animals, preparing for the season means undertaking major lifestyle changes in order to survive.

This hour, we focus on animal behavior.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of tree swallows gather on the Connecticut River during their migration south. The state ornithologist joins us to talk about this incredible natural phenomenon that happens in our state.

And we learn about owls. Plus -- how do squirrels stocking up on nuts for the winter ward off would-be thieves?


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Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on October 12, 2017.