It's not really walkies without a cat. The snow is too deep for Cinnamon, although it's been warmer. I forgot my scarf, and my gloves don't match, but I managed. I have another black and gray pair that match. Somewhere!
There are lots of deer beds in the snow.
The wetland is rough walking. Durn good exercise, though! I followed the deer trails, but there are two problems with that:
1) They have skinny legs and my snowshoes don't fit into their trails.
2) They are on all fours and I keep having to duck under branches!
It's tricky, as my glasses used to protect my eyes, and I have to be careful.
I have more evidence of LDD moths. There are many egg casing on the trees. What they tell me are the ones higher up will be killed if not at the base of the tree, perhaps covered in snow? I am hopeful, as it is a chilly -34 C.
You can see the egg casings all over the tree, and up high on the branches. It is terribly disturbing, and I've been trying not to think of it, but I have to be mentally prepared.
I hope this fine tree manages in spring.
Here is trailcam #1.
It's all about layers!
My boots got fairly snowy. I put them on the heater and had a nice hot shower. This morning, when I had to put out the garbage in the cold and dark, they were toasty warm!