We have SO MUCH SNOW here in the Spokane area; more than I've ever seen, I think. Which means all the wildlife is coming down lower and lower to find food. Today on my drive to work, I saw:
Two very colorful (against the snow) male Pheasants in a field beside the road.
3 Bald Eagles soaring above the trees.
Two deer struggling through the deep snow.
A coyote, waiting for just the right moment to cross the road.
And a herd of Elk, walking in a meadow just below tree-line. I counted 8 of them. This is maybe only the 4-5 time IN MY LIFE I've seen a herd of elk in the wild.
I feel sorry for people in LA or Seattle, stuck bumper to bumper staring at concrete buildings. I'll take my hour long drive through the Palouse any day!