Teaching Tuesday – Brumation

It’s Teaching Tuesday! Do you know what brumation is?
It is a state or condition of sluggishness and inactivity. This is exhibited by reptiles (such as snakes, or lizards). During winter or extended periods of low temperatures, this is not a true hibernation rather than just a cold-blooded version of slowing down. Their heart rate and breathing slow down significantly as does their digestion. They even completely stop eating.
And many of these creatures can be found on H2Ohio sites in the buckeye state. For more info on Governor Mike DeWine‘s H2Ohio initiative, head to http://h2.ohio.gov/. Ohio Department of Education Ohio Division of Wildlife
Information courtesy of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources