Paul Smiths VIC in winter.  Photo by D. Kirche.  Used by permission.

Exploring Nature in the Adirondack Mountains:
Life in the Snow
Saturday, 8 February 2014

Monarch Meadow (28 December 2012). Photo by D. Kirche.  Used by permission.Monarch Meadow at the Paul Smiths VIC

Join VIC naturalist Brian McAllister and explore the world of the subnivean layer -- the layer beneath the snow surface and the ground. The snow serves as a blanket, trapping the earth's heat and protecting small mammals from sub-zero temperatures, wind chill, and hungry predators.

The program starts at 10:00 AM and ends around noon. Participants meet in the VIC building. $20 per person; the cost includes your day pass. $10 for VIC season pass holders. Friends of the VIC receive a 25% discount. Dress for outdoor conditions and bring your snowshoes. Snowshoe rentals available. Preregistration is required. Please pre-register by calling the VIC: 518-327-6241

Explore the VIC

The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

Explore the Trails

The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.