Our first snow of the season has already come and with the warm temperatures of early December started to settle and subside. The great thing about having some snow cover is that nature lovers can more easily see what wildlife has been out and about. You will certainly notice the tracks of the Varying Hare (they look like rabbit ears), along with the trails left by Red Squirrels as they move between trees to collect cones or other treats. You will no doubt see many deer tracks and occasionally the large footsteps of a moose. You will likely also notice many small seeds scattered on top of the snow. This is likely White Birch seed that has scattered in the wind – a favourite food of the Common Redpoll – some of which have been seen in the area already. Keep your eyes peeled for a large Great-horned Owl – also sighted of late in the area.