We, as humanoids, have the privilege of adjusting our lifestyle, adventures and living conditions so to accommodate our own needs and standards of living during the upcoming frosty winter season.
Some of us pass the time by reading good books, taking up a new hobby or spending more time with family.
Some of us hunker down by a warm fire. We embellish ourselves with holidays and cheer. We increase the consumption of warm liquids like hot chocolate, coffee and teas to stay warm. We bundle up with our favourite sweaters, long johns, toques, scarves and mitts.
The active population in Canada takes it one step further and embraces the outdoors during the winter by skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, ice fishing and watching the Northern Lights.
How lucky are we!
But… what about the wildlife… what are they doing during the snow months? Some, like humans, leave for warmer climates and some hunker down and brace themselves for the winter. The ones that stay for winter prepare for winter long before its arrival.
Winter is a time of metamorphosis for many species of wildlife. Some wildlife reduce their body temperature, heart rate while others alter their physical appearance and living conditions. Here are a few survival skills of Canadian wildlife to ponder and consider.
More wildlife information available on Canada eh Travel & Adventure