Winter Observations

In the winter in my phenology spot in Centennial Woods, the ground is covered in fresh, thick snow. At the sound of my footsteps approaching, a winter wren chirps from the top of a small sugar maple and flies away. The sun reflecting off of the snow is bright but hardly warms the brisk air. There are little to no signs of other animals in the 20m diameter plot, but I know there must be a squirrel or two hidden away in the trees for the season. In the winter, under the clean snow and opened up by the lack of leaves, Centennial is pristine and holds a promise of new growth in the spring.

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