It is a new year, and with that new year comes a cold winter. My phenology site is right in the thick of winter right now. It’s not hard to tell because there is snow everywhere. The entire ground is covered, no grass or dirt showing at all. The deciduous trees have all lost their leaves, and are left naked in the cold. However, my site has an overwhelming amount of conifers, specifically Eastern White Pines, so there is still the green from needles when you look up.