Winter Animals

The temperature is dropping and there might even be snow.  What’s an animal to do? Learn how animals adapt by changing color, building shelters, burrowing, hibernating, or even migrating.  See if you can spot squirrel dreys, tree hollows, and more as we look for tracks, scat, and food remains. Explore our growing collection of skulls, exoskeletons, and furs, including a snowshoe hare fur and coyote skull!

Meet at Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Drive, Providence, RI 02906).

Registration strongly recommended.

This event is part of our monthly “Art & Science in the Park” series with 15 Minute Field Trips, focusing on community action to protect wildlife, promote biodiversity, and combat climate change.  Learn about local flora and fauna through art and science activities.  Great for families or to use in the classroom.  Stay longer to enjoy the park, pick up litter, or use your new knowledge to educate others.

This event is led by Melissa Guillet, from 15 Minute Field Trips. Melissa has taught art for over 20 years and is an avid nature-lover involved in gardening, hiking, and collecting data as a citizen scientist.

Check the 15 Minute Field Trips Facebook page for weather updates.

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