Wildlife tracking is one of my favorite activities in the winter. The tracks in the snow tell us stories about wildlife that have visited an area, and what they eating, where they are sleeping, and sometimes if you are lucky, you can find the precise moments where the circle of life has occurred when one species has lost a life allowing another to survive.
It was just a short walk into the woods this morning, when I crossed paths with a snowshoe hare tracks. The temperature had started to rise during the night and any small animal moving across the snowy landscape could be detected in the soft snow. The hare had been in the area within the last 24 hours.