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The Lives of Ohio BUGS: Baby, It's Cold Outside!

    - How can a small insect survive the cold winter?
    - Is it better to be an egg, larva, pupa or adult in the winter?
    - Do trees die in the winter? They don't have leaves!
    - What if you're a bug and you eat leaves?

Sometimes the winter landscape seems dead and desolate with no living things to be found. This is not true! Bugs need to be clever in the winter since food and water are scarce and condtitions are harsh. You have to look closely to learn from Ohio wildlife in the winter!

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Seasonal Cycles of Ohio Wildlife
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Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. 
Stanley Horowitz

Youth is like spring, an over praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes.  Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits. 
Samuel Butler

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time. 
John Lubbock

The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination. 
Ward Elliot Hour