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.

A winking western screech owl. Screech owls have big yellow eyes, collapsible ear tufts and cryptic colorations that help them virtually disappear against trees.
A winking western screech owl. Screech owls have big yellow eyes, collapsible ear tufts and cryptic colorations that help them virtually disappear against trees.
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