The Southern Naturalist
The Southern Naturalist
The Southern Naturalist
Alligators in Winter - Nature Note
18 minutes Posted May 6, 2022 at 6:36 am.
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Do you ever wonder what alligators do in the winter? Well, you're not alone! This is Dr. Bob's highest searched Nature Note and it is full of many educational and fun facts. As always, there will many be tangents and stories. We will discuss brumation versus hibernation as well as other adaptation strategies for animals in the winter!

Dr. Bob Thomas has been writing short essays on natural history for many years, so we decided to record him reading them and add some discussion with Dr. Bob's daughter, colleague and fellow nature lover, Dr. Aimée Thomas! Visit to read other nature notes!

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Produced by Emma Reid

Student Interns: Kitty Perlsweig and Hannah Chaisson

Sound editing by Ben Ross

Music composition by Hunter Wainwright and Dirk Powell