Cure for Cabin Fever

Finding Life in the Dead of a Northeastern Winter
Cabin Fever
A winter wonderland awaits

Don't let the cold or the dormant appearance of the world outside your cozy living room keep you from connecting with the workings of nature this winter. In habitats made seemingly uninhabitable by plummeting temperatures and harsh weather, animal residents continue on with the business of life. Sea birds and harbor seals thrive in the freezing waters of the Atlantic Ocean. In the mountains of the Northeast, where snow is plentiful and food is not, owls, coyotes, and even black bears choose the winter months to breed.

Whether you're an avid naturalist or just trying to keep the winter doldrums at bay, you'll find a cure for cabin fever in the colder months by seeking out what the natural world has to offer. And when but winter will you find the habits and events of animal life so clearly recorded in fresh snow? While Scott Weidensaul focuses on New York and New England here, let his insights serve as a guide to enjoying the great outdoors anywhere in the world. Bundle up, get out of the house, and go where the wild things are.

--GORP Editors

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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