In the winter, we burrow down and hibernate to wait until spring. But, the quietest season does not mean there is an absence of activity or growth. In this issue, you will tuck in the Painted Turtles while they sleep away the winter, and then wish Blobby goodnight. Then we will visit bedroom communities, and see how suburban neighbourhoods are changing the environment. After that, we will marvel at a sustainable solution, like geothermal heating, to keep our homes warm. We will then travel back outside to see how conifers stay evergreen, how to camp in the winter, and get a good hike in with snowshoeing. Lastly, we will learn what frozen fingers have to do with Crawford Lake, and what they can reveal to us about what lies in the mud.