This is a first for me, seeing a caterpillar in January! I found this wooly caterpillar crawling along the driveway, about a foot from my house (and a plant bed with unfrozen soil).
Yesterday I ventured out looking for snowy owls, which have been seen widely in Wisconsin this winter. Unfortunately, the closest I came was capturing this American tree sparrow — a nice bird, but a poor substitute for a snowy owl.
I went hiking around Tenney Park yesterday. The wind along the lake was brutal, but it did create some cool snow drifts.
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After a few inches of snow the past couple days, it finally looks like winter in Madison.
First bitter cold spell of the season also brought a nice sunset. Lake Monona freezing over quickly now.