The first day of winter is December 21st.  No matter where you live, you’re sure to find signs of the new season if you look carefully.

Let’s Get Started

Let’s go on a Scavenger Hunt for Winter! Take a walk in your yard or down your street, sit on your balcony, or visit a nearby park to hunt for signs of winter.

How many of the following signs of winter do you come across? Check off each one you find:

Helpful Hint: To learn more about viewing cold-weather animals this season, check out Common Winter Wildlife.

Document Your Discoveries

  1. Draw or describe your favorite winter findings in your Nature Notebook. 
  2. What else did you spy? List other nature items you detected during your scavenger hunt.

Bonus: Share your favorite photos or drawing from your scavenger hunt on social media by using the hashtag #GreenHour.

Photo: Tracy Brunner | Red Squirrel


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