Find out how some animals stay warm in cold weather


Has the weather gotten colder where you live? Have you started using the heater to warm your home yet? With a climate like ours, we know it’s only a matter of time before that happens. This season we want you to try and use a little heat as you can for as long as you can to help slow down climate change!

Are you up for the challenge? Accept the Re-set the ‘stat Mission!

If you’re not sure how you’ll last, here are some ideas taken from nature that will help keep you warm.

Put on warmer clothing

Deer grow a thicker coat to stay warm in the winter.


Seal up drafts around your home

Snails go into their shell, close up the hole with a skin made of calcium and slime. It keeps moisture from escaping and cold, dry air from getting in.

Nap and snack

Squirrels nap and snack their way through winter. They spend the coldest part of the winter sleeping but will come out on warmer days to retrieve food they stored in the fall.

group garter snake

Hang out with friends

Garter snakes hibernate in groups to keep warm. In certain areas there can be hundreds and sometime thousands of snakes grouped together.

Hide somewhere warm and don’t come out until its spring

Some turtles find a spot to hide and go dormant for the winter.

What helps you keep warm on cold days? Let us know in the comments!


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