November 13, 2011 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
During the first half of November, we can easily see many of the wild critters around us preparing for the coming cold. We might see much of this happening right in our yards or near our homes. Animals deal with winter in basically four ways. Some migrate, as seen mostly with birds. Others hibernate or go dormant, probably more with insects, amphibians and reptiles than other groups, but we often think of bears. Many of the small animals, once again often with the insects, will die after they lay eggs. And a good number of mammals and birds will adapt and remain active in the cold.