HOLDERNESS — Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is hosting its popular Wild Winter Walks again this year, which showcase the natural beauty of New Hampshire animals in winter.

Wild Winter Walks are walking tours of the live animal exhibit trail guided by staff naturalists. As well as seeing the animal ambassadors dressed in their winter coats, participants will learn how these native animals are well adapted for winter in New Hampshire. Fur coats, hibernation, and migration are just some of the ways animals survive the cold. Many people are interested to learn that the animals at the Science Center stay in the same place during the winter, just as they would in the wild.

If needed, snowshoes are available at no extra cost or participants may bring their own. This program is entirely outdoors so participants are advised to dress appropriately for the weather with warm layers, snow boots, hats, and gloves.

Program size is limited to 10 participants and pre-registration is required. Program participants must answer standard health screening questions before arrival. Facemasks are required.

Wild Winter Walks are scheduled on several dates from January through March, including during February school vacation week. The full schedule is at https://www.nhnature.org/programs/calendar.php. More information and registration are at nhnature.org or by calling 603-968-7194 x 7.

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