This program will consider the adaptations (both chemical and physiological) that plants, mammals and other wildlife species utilize in order to survive the coming winter. We will focus on photoperiod (length of day) and chemically induced changed in plant and animal behavior. During our walk we will discuss migration and hibernation as well as considerations for animals that stay active all winter long. The program is intended for people that wish to gain a better understanding of how something actually lives and survives during below zero weather. Please dress appropriately for cool weather.
This free event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.
The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Education Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.