Welcome to Animals On the Move!

My children's book ON THE MOVE was published in Spring 2013 by Arbordale Publishing.
In this blog I will be letting you know about animal mass migrations taking place in North America.
So scroll on down!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Got Elephant Seals?

_Año Nuevo State Reserve_ in San Mateo County, California, does!

From the website:
On Saturday and Sunday, January 26 & 27 2013, the Coastside State Parks Association and California State Parks will host Seal Adventure Weekend. With a ticket, for one day only, visitors will have extraordinary access to linger for an entire morning or afternoon to view the elephant seals at the peak of the breeding season.
copyright Susan Detwiler

From On the Move by Scotti Cohn and Susan Detwiler:
Most of the year, northern elephant seals live alone.
They swim, dive, and hunt. Come winter, they are
on the move. They haul out on land, and soon the
beach is covered with seals.

Be sure to check out the _elephant seal camera_! 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Polar Bear Webcast

I just discovered this amazing and touching webcast on the Polar Bears International website:

I hope you'll take a moment to watch and listen to the music. The video of the bears and the scenery is both breathtaking and sobering, when you stop to think that we are in danger of losing the polar bear and its world.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Polar Bear Migration

"Between 500 and 1,000 polar bears gather near Churchill, Manitoba, Canada each fall. They wait for the Hudson Bay to ice over. Once the bay freezes, these mammals scatter on the ice to hunt seals and whales through the winter. As the ice thaws in the spring, the bears ride the ice floes back to land. They’ll spend the summer looking for whatever food they can find—even plants." (On the Move / For Creative Minds section)

Illustration detail from On the Move / copyright Susan Detwiler

Experience the polar bear migration live from Churchill, Manitoba! Just click on this link to a LIVE CAM!

You can also watch highlights HERE: