While we aren’t all ready to think about Wisconsin snow, some of us are certainly more suited to it than others. Take this snowshoe hare from Iron County, for example – looking at their feet, it’s no wonder where their name comes from!
At this point in the year, the snowshoe hare begins to transition to a snowy white coat and will soon take advantage of their large feet to glide atop the frigid snow. As the snow starts to stick these next couple weeks, think of this little hare and how it is adapted for the cold winter ahead.
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Are you preparing to swap out coats for the season? You aren’t the only one!
One of Wisconsin’s masters of color change, the snowshoe hare, will start preparing for a change of coats from reddish brown to snowy white. This transition will span over the course of several months, keep an eye out to watch this change happen before your very eyes!
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