Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.—RUTLAND—On Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m., Rutland County Audubon Society will present a talk by naturalist Sean Beckett on how America’s coldest creatures survive winter. The program will be held in the Fox Room at Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St., Rutland.
In this photographic journey, Beckett will explore how our continent’s most creative and ingenious inhabitants deploy tricks of evolution and ecology to survive against the toughest odds. Learn how animals and birds survive—even thrive—in brutal conditions and temperatures down to minus-40 degrees.
Sean Beckett was born and raised in Williston. He is a naturalist, guide and photographer specializing in winter ecology. He spent the last several years guiding expeditions in Yellowstone National Park and the Canadian Arctic. Beckett is currently completing his Masters in UVM’s Field Naturalist Program, where he studied under the tutelage of renowned winter ecologist, Bernd Heinrich.
For more information, call 802-775-7119.
Photo by Roy Pilcher
A grouse is among the wildlife that sticks around to brave New England winters.