I thought winter in the UK would start and finish on set dates( give or take a week or two). The weather is proving to be a test, not just for me, but wildlife to. I have noticed the heartbeat of the forest is where it is usually in April.
This an ideal time of year to track wildlife. The soil( at least in the West Country) is moist making ideal condition for track traps.
Although the tracks traps are good, and because we can see more due to low vegetation density, it also means they can see us. So this is a good chance to practice stalking. Stalking wildlife is always fun. While you practice your stalking, be mindful of not stepping on fragrant plants. The crack of a twig, linked with a freshy trod on wild garlic will alarm the wildlife. Remember all those points about stalking and camouflage, they are at their most needed this time of year.