Wildlife in Winter Series

Wildlife in Winter Series

Photo of fox.

Special edition in memory of Rosalind Schwebel

Join wildlife biologists Gary Stolz and Tim Zador to investigate our local wildlife in winter! This four part special edition series, in memory of Rosalind Schwebel, focuses on how preserving land from development can positively affect all animals, wild and domestic. Join us for any or all parts to better understand why animals need conserved open space and how populations can thrive when their basic needs are met.


Photo of mink footprints.

Mink footprints.

Part 1: Mammals

From foxes and beavers to cats and dogs, all mammals benefit from open space! Discover the signs of mammals in winter and learn about human impact on mammal habitat and population survival.


Photo of cardinal in winter.

Northern cardinal.

Part 2: Birds

Intact migratory routes are crucial for many bird species’ survival. Go birding on the preserve and learn about the importance of migration rest stops and how human activity plays a major role in the success of many native and migratory bird populations.


Photo of green frog.

Green frog.

Part 3: Reptiles and Amphibians

Reptiles and amphibians need lots of space in various habitats to survive. Learn how and why these animals need woodlands, wetlands, ponds, and streams to thrive and how humans impact each of these habitats.


Red fox in winter at Stateline Woods Preserve

Red fox at Stateline Woods Preserve

Part 4: Preserving Land to Save Wildlife

Learn about the impact that land development has on all animals and their environment. Become an advocate for preserving open space to save wildlife and learn how we can improve habitat for animals that have been affected by land development.


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