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Furs of the Forest – Naturalist Cabin

February 25, 2023 | 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

Furs of the Forest

A variety of naturally-warm pelts from Russell Forest specimens will be on hand in the Naturalist Cabin for you to hold, touch, and discover. Each species has its own needs, and those needs are fully met by the fur and feathers that protect and sustain animal life. For centuries, humans have looked to furs as the ultimate in warmth and comfort. Furs enable Russell Forest residents to withstand cold temperatures and soaking rains; some species even comfortably swim in frigid Lake Martin waters. A close look at the structure of furs and how their design makes all this possible will give you a new appreciation for wild coats and coverings of all types. Presentation is hands-on and features lots to touch, hold, and study. Appropriate for all ages – stop by and learn! Come anytime between the hours listed. No charge – everyone is welcome!

*A live forest creature will also be with our Naturalist at the start of Russell Forest Runs on February 25th. 

If you have questions for Marianne Hudson, contact her at 256.496.2710 or [email protected]

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