Listen for the sound of birds.It could be the shrill cry of bluejays.
Perhaps the melodious whistling of a
northern red cardinal.
Or the musical chip call of a black-eyed junco.
Do you hear a loud, drumming sound echoing nearby?
It's probably a woodpecker foraging for food in
a tree hollow.
Do you have a woodpile in your yard? Nooks and crannies
in that woodpile offer protection and warmth for many small creatures during the long, cold winter.
A family of squirrels will find comfort and safety from
the harshness of winter in this warm, cozy nest perched
high in a tree top.
Food is scarce in Winter for all animals. Finding food and shelter is the basis of their very survival.
A brown squirrel munches on some deer corn.
A black and white chickadee snacks on some bird seed
left on a deck railing.
Deer are no exception, but they are persevering creatures.
They find food wherever they can ...
Sometimes we help them out with a bit of deer corn
Or they help themselves to some bird seed when the
birds are not around.
Winter offers many beautiful sights and sounds to behold.
You just have to open your eyes, your ears, and your heart
Good Gardening To All