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Animals in Autumn

Autumn is here - bringing cooler days, fall colors, and glimpses of animals hurrying to gather food for the winter. While we will enjoy apples and pumpkin pie, our animal friends will be collecting acorns, seeds and berries. Here are a some activities for fall fun.

Pine Cone Bird Feeders

Take a beautiful autumn walk to gather pine cones for this special bird feeder. All you'll need is peanut butter (or alternative), bird seed, and string or cord.

First, tie a loop to the top of your pine cone with string or cord. Place your pine cone onto a paper towel or plate.

Using a scoop of peanut butter or alternative, spread enough onto the pine cone to make sure there is some on each of the pine cone's scales and enough to stick to the bird seed. Don't worry about adding too much.

Holding the pine cone at both ends, dip it into a bowl filled with birdseed and roll until it is completely covered.

Hang your pine cone outside and watch the birds as they enjoy their treat.

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If you've collected too many pine cones, create some adorable

Pine Cone Hedgehogs

You'll also need a hot glue gun or strong glue like tacky glue, light brown paper, a dark marker, googly eyes ( if available) and scissors. Cut a small triangle from the brown paper for the face. Glue this to the narrow end of the pinecone with the point of the triangle facing downward.

Glue an oval of darker paper or use a marker for the hedgehog's nose and attach the eyes to make a cute little forest friend.

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To learn more about animals that we see in the fall, go to National Geographic Kids.

These books about Autumn Animals are available now at the Somers Library.

Raccoons and Ripe Corn ~ Arnosky

In My Backyard Series: I See a Chipmunk

Backyard Wildlife Series

In the Small Small Pond ~ Fleming

Earl the Squirrel ~ Freeman

In the Middle of Fall ~ Henkes

South ~ McDonnell

Fall Animal Fun ~ Rustad

I Notice Animals in the Fall ~ Schuh

Bear Feels Sick ~ Wilson

Give us a call or visit our website to search the catalog for these books and more to place an order for curbside pick-up.

These books and more can also be found on Overdrive and hoopla.

Over in the Forest ~ Berkes

Forest Life and Woodland Creatures ~ DK

Woodland and Forest ~ DK

National Geographic Kids Animal Homes ~ Evans

Little Fox in the Forest ~ Graegin

Hedgehogs ~ Wilson

Look for more news on upcoming programs from the library on Monday!

These books and more can also be found on Overdrive and hoopla.

Over in the Forest ~ Berkes

Forest Life and Woodland Creatures ~ DK

Woodland and Forest ~ DK

National Geographic Kids Animal Homes ~ Evans

Little Fox in the Forest ~ Graegin

Hedgehogs ~ Wilson

Look for more news on upcoming programs from the library on Monday!

Vicki DiSanto-Children's Librarian Beth Levine- Library Assistant

Somers Library

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