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Preparing for Winter: Animal Behavior In Autumn

Oct 12, 2017

The days have gotten shorter and the leaves continue to change -- all signs autumn is definitely here. But for animals, the beginning of fall means undertaking major lifestyle changes -- in order to survive the winter.

This hour, we focus on animal behavior.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of tree swallows gather on the Connecticut River during their migration south. The state ornithologist joins us to talk about this incredible natural phenomenon that happens in our state.

And we learn about owls. Plus -- how do squirrels stocking up on nuts for the winter ward off would-be thieves?

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.