Unfortunately, because it snowed today when I visited my plot, it was quite similar to my last visit. However, the soil at the plot was much more moist and muddy during this trip. This is likely because of the fluctuation in temperatures that have been taking place in Vermont lately. This moisture will likely encourage the growth of shrubs and small plants come spring. Unlike my last visit, there was little evidence of life in my plot during this visit. Previously, I could hear birds chirping all around my plot, and could see many animal tracks in the snow. This snowfall was likely too fresh for animal prints to show up clearly.