It’s finally spring, and the signs are everywhere! Later sunsets, green plants sprouting up, birds chirping, daffodils blooming, and animals waking up from a long winter’s nap. The Ranger Rick article below gives some information about animals coming out of hibernation:
Be on the lookout in your back yard or neighborhood for some signs of animal life, or new animal babies in the area. A sure sign of spring I have noticed in my yard is the return of many birds. Each morning is a new symphony! A great resource in the area to learn more about our native wildlife is the Forest Preserve District of Will County. They have many events scheduled dealing with our wildlife friends:
Baby Animal SOS- April 1st
Beekeeping- April 2
Spring Bird Hike- April 8th
Migratory Bird Hikes- April 8th and 29th
…plus many more exciting activities throughout the spring and summer months at the various forest preserves countywide.
Find more information at their website, or we have a few brochures available in the library for your convenience.
If you visit the New Lenox Library website, you can also access these databases that can give you more information about animals in general, or many science and social studies topics by going to the Research & Learning tab, then Homework Help:
The New Book of Popular Science
Here are just a few of the books we have available with information about hibernation, the upcoming season, and animals to observe:
J 508.2 HER Spring by Ann Herriges
J 508.352 ART Woods Walk by Henry W. Art
J 598 BAT Backyard Birds by Robert Bateman
J 598 CAT Look Up! by Annette LeBlanc Cate
J 590.723 BUR Citizen Scientists
E BER Finding Spring by Carin Berger
E NA Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by Il Sung Na
E MES Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
E KIM 999 Frogs Wake Up by Ken Kimura
As you start to enjoy the warmer weather, keep an eye out for any signs of our wildlife friends also enjoying spring!