Winter Wildlife Wonders

Winter wildlife includes super sliding river otters! Slow-burn sleepy black bears! Busybody bugs with scuba tanks! The eerie calls of screech owls! Monster-sized pine cones! Winter may feel like a cold, lifeless season, but the truth is nature never stops being active and unique. Here are some amazing, little-known curiosities of the winter wonderland.

An eastern screech owl, red phase. Screech owls have big yellow eyes, collapsible ear tufts and cryptic colorations that help them virtually disappear against trees.
An eastern screech owl, red phase. Screech owls have big yellow eyes, collapsible ear tufts and cryptic colorations that help them virtually disappear against trees.
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