Activities of smaller mammals (mice and voles and such) was evidenced indirectly by the displacement of snow above their movements underneath.
As in past winters, the attendance of birds, principally chickadees, at feeders has been the only living proof that life above ground goes on in The Woods. Two more-recently-placed hopper-type feeders now supplement the food available in the many tray-type feeders that were placed in years past.
Occasionally, crows are heard and seen in the upper branches of trees. Recently, several crows complained noisily as a small hawk flew over The Woods, landed on a utility pole to the north, then flew away.