Book Review-Winter World by Bernd Heinrich
Winter World by Bernd (not a misspelling) Heinrich is an interesting book written by a wildlife biologist who also does his own drawings. It explains how animals use ingenuity and natural traits to survive the winter. It goes into detail about how field mice, flying squirrels, and other small animals survive the winter by foraging, huddling together, and gathering warm material for their homes. There is a funny story he tells about how some mice got into his cabin in Vermont when he was not there, and started chewing up styrofoam insulation in the ceiling to use as bedding material. He also talks about how animals like turtles hibernate under the mud, and about the complex biological changes that occur during hibernation. All in all this is a great reference book to have around, or to read straight through.
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