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  1. Dr. Jerri Nielsen, a doctor stationed at the South Pole who diagnosed, biopsied and treated her own breast cancer during the overwinter period when the crew is normally isolated from the outside world. In complete darkness, medical equipment had to be airdropped from military aircraft.

  2. Aphids reproduce sexually during the autumn. Female lays eggs that overwinter and hatch at the beginning of the spring.

  3. Ruff overwinters in southern parts of Europe, Africa, South Asia and Australia.

  4. Marsh frog hibernates during the winter. Large groups of marsh frog overwinter in the water, inside abandoned rodent burrows or on the river banks.

  5. Survival of Karner blue butterfly in the wild depends on the blue lupine. It lays eggs on the blue lupine to overwinter. Caterpillar hatches during the spring and uses leaves of blue lupine as a major source of food. It grows and transform into pupa. Butterfly emerges from the pupa, ready to start the cycle all over again.

  6. After three weeks and several molting sessions, larva encloses in the cocoon and enters the pupa stage. 5 days later, fully-formed (adult) insect emerges from the cocoon. Some species of green lacewings overwinter in pre-pupa stage, while others can overwinter as adults.

  7. Northern mockingbird is migratory bird. It overwinters in the southern parts of the USA.

  8. Life cycle of sawflies consists of 4 developmental stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult insect. Sawflies produce one generation per year. Females lay eggs during the spring or summer. Eggs laid during the summer remain dormant during the winter and hatch at the beginning of the spring. Some species of sawflies overwinter in pupa stage.

  9. Both eggs and adult big-eyed bugs can overwinter hidden under plant debris.

  10. Small-eyed snakes hibernate (hibernation of cold-blooded creatures is known as "brumation") during the winter. Group of up to 29 small-eyed snakes overwinters in the narrow crevices of rocks.

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Arctic tern has the longest migration of any bird - from Arctic (breeding grounds) to Antarctica (overwintering grounds). They can cover 90 000 km (56 000 miles) annualy. They also see most daylight of all animals.

Coontail propagates via seed, fragmentation of the stem and turions (overwintering buds).

Bugs are able to survive the winter through distinct strategies, including migration, overwintering as larvae, overwintering as nymphs, overwintering as eggs, overwintering as pupae, and hibernation as adults.

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