Join the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Town Square for live animal presentations led by expert naturalists. On Sundays (and select Mondays) this summer, beginning at 10am native wildlife ambassadors will inform and inspire children, adults, and families alike.
This Week’s Program: Animal Architects
We don’t typically think of animals when we think of architects and building, but many of our wild animal neighbors are habitat architects. A habitat is an animal’s home, the place it finds everything it needs to survive. Through shelter construction and other activities, many animals build habitat for themselves and other species too. A woodpecker is an expert habitat architect. By drilling holes in trees for feeding and nesting, woodpeckers provide many cavity nesting birds, like a saw-whet owl, a safe nest it couldn’t build on its own. A Squam Lakes Natural Science Center naturalist will show you three live wild animal architects and the habitats they build. (2017 Library Summer Reading Program)