While we look at all the magic in our homes and lives . . .quietly in the day or in the night there are animal and bird friends all around us . . . if we only look for them. Winter is a great time for doing animal tracking. The snow offers us a chance to see who has been there - who is moving around, where the animal highways and byways are. These photos are taken near the college that my daughter attends. Yet we have all three of these right here at home. The coyotes have been very loud lately at night. Usually between 10 and 12 at night they get very vocal as they are hunting or just visiting each other. We do not usually ever see them but we can find their tracks and scat left behind the next morning and know just how close they come to the house.