Animals do different things to survive in the winter. The major focus is in finding enough food and staying warm. Some animals stay in the same place, some migrate to warmer places in the winter, and some adapt by growing fur, as do rabbits. When spring comes, animals that have migrated return to their summer homes. Animals that grew a thicker coat, lose much of that fur.
Students should learn about birds and their life cycle. Birds are not the only animals that have wings or lay eggs, but only birds have feathers. Birds that fly have powerful, flexible wings and stream-lined bodies. There are almost as many types of nests as species of birds. Robins make their nests out of twigs and found materials, and fasten them together with mud. A great way to study bird adaptation to winter is to build bird feeders.