|Red squirrel drey|
|Great Horned Owl - Greg Hume|
Great horned owls' courtship "hoots" can also be heard beginning in early December. Less common than the barred owls, you may want to refresh your memory of their calls. Listen to this "Hoo Hoo-hoo Hoo-hoo." After mating they will adopt an unused hawk or eagle nest and lay one to six eggs in January or February.
Shelf or bracket fungi that grows on trees, stumps and fallen logs are very much part of the winter scene as they are very obvious and attractive when the foliage is off deciduous plants. Look for the various colors of tan, brown, pink and rust found on the top surfaces.
|White crowned sparrow- Wikipedia|
|Dark-eyed junco - MDC|