A walk in one of our city’s parks during the winter can be an eye-opening experience. The mostly-bare trees allow a chance to see the woods in a unique way. The shape of tree branches, bark textures and colorful berries and fungi become visible. A fresh coat of snow gives the opportunity to trace an animal’s journey — and often their eating habits — through the forest by its tracks.
The ground isn’t the only place where things are more visible during the winter months. Look closely while gazing skyward and you may see birds that do not migrate despite the cold temperatures... Read full article