09 Dec WILD FOR ANIMALS
Have you ever noticed how attracted kids are to animals? Animal pictures, stuffies, videos or the real thing—kids are simply drawn to them!
We celebrate the special kid-animal relationship in Wild NH camp each summer, where kids get to be up-close to and learn about an array of native species at a dedicated science center. They spot even more critters when we boulder and hike on multiple day-trip adventures. At the end of the week, each camper selects a favorite species to teach parents and friends about at the finale—through images, fur and track samples, themed treats and games. Warning: Your kids may come home begging you for a red squirrel, box turtle or river otter of their own!
Summer Rangers camps will be here before you know it, but in the meantime… Learn some fun facts about animals or make your own sock owl, snake or bunny today!
FUN ANIMAL FACTS
Did You Know? Baby snakes can hunt immediately after hatching out of their shell. They are born completely independent and capable of hunting and defending themselves. Click the pic to learn more sciencey facts about snakes!
Did You Know? Rabbits perform an athletic leap, known as a ‘binky’, when they’re happy—performing twists and kicks in mid air. Hint: Try a binky yourself—you won’t be disappointed! Click the pic to learn more fun facts about bunnies.
Did You Know? A group of owls is called a parliament. This originates from C.S. Lewis’ description of a meeting of owls in The Chronicles of Narnia. Watch the video below to learn some amazing things about owls. Hungry for more? Click here to visit the Audubon site filled with wildly fun facts about owls.
SOCK OWLS, BUNNIES AND SNAKES
Make adorable no-sew sock versions of these critters
Stuff them with polyfill to make cuddly friends or with rice to make great holiday gifts. Don’t have polyfill? Try upcycling the stuffing from a pillow you don’t use! Click the animal you’d like to make below for simple step by step instructions. Need a greater challenge? Try sewing or embroidering instead of hot glue!
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