While searching my phenology spot for twigs I happened upon a Norway Maple twig, a Red Maple twig, a Sugar Maple and a Box Elder twig. The Red Maple and Box Elder twigs are pictured below. Since it snowed all night last night and into the morning there were no tracks to be found except for a few human and dog tracks.
My phenology spot looked significantly different then when I last visited it. The creek was mostly frozen over, bordered by ice and snow. The ground was covered completely in ice and snow and there were now leaves to be found. It was a windy day and the snow was blowing in the wind, making it looks like glitter had been thrown into the air.