Winter Wonderland: How Animals Adapt to Cold and Snow

The program “Winter Wonderland: How Animals Adapt to Cold and Snow” will be at Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth on Wednesday, Jan. 22. (COURTESY PHOTO)

TAMWORTH — Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth will be welcoming Lynne Flaccus, naturalist and Chocorua Lake Conservancy stewardship director, for “Winter Wonderland: How Animals Adapt to Cold and Snow,” a warm evening of winter ecology on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m.

What animals are active above and below the snow? Who migrates, or sleeps through the winter? What physical or behavioral adaptations do animals use to wait out the long, dark nights of winter? For those that are active despite the snow and cold, what signs do they leave behind for you to find?

Come with curiosity and questions, and some of your own knowledge and experiences to share. Have a few burning pre-program questions about winter adaptations? Send an email with your questions before Jan. 22 and we’ll try to answer them at the library:

Participants can come back on the following weekend (Saturday, Jan. 25, from 1 to 5 p.m.) to learn about plant adaptations for winter and transform all this learning into communal poetry and art in a Winter Wonderland Crankie. The Cook Library is wheelchair-accessible.

Flaccus has 30 years of experience in land conservation and stewardship, managing protected properties, studying wildlife, and educating adults and children.

This event is one in a series of Chocorua Lake Conservancy programs held throughout the year to encourage people of all ages to enjoy Chocorua Lake and the trails and woods that surround it, and to learn more about the natural world we inhabit. Go to for updated information, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

The Chocorua Lake Conservancy is a volunteer-led, non-profit land trust founded in 1968 to protect the scenic and natural resources of the Chocorua Lake Basin and surrounding area.

For more information, including ways you can get involved, go to

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