There are few good things about the season of death and dying, as I think of this season between autumn and the prettier time of winter when snow covers the ground (if snow covers the ground.)
One of the advantages of “naked trees”, however, is the ability to see what’s been hidden all summer. That usually means obvious things like birds nests and squirrels nests but if you get right up to the bark you can often see tiny insects and spiders sheltering there as well.
I read recently that for my part of the country at least the higher up in a tree a squirrel builds its nest the worse a winter it will be. What do you think these squirrels are trying to tell us? Better break out the woolies I guess.