One thing I was looking for on my Ives walk the other day was skunk cabbage. I wondered if after our long warmer spell they might be starting to appear, even though it was only the 6th of January. But when I got to the right spot, the only green was this watercress. It was kept warm enough to be green by the running water springing from the bottom edge of the hillside just below yesterday's path. I did see some places here where the ground had been pawed up. I wonder if that critter was looking for the same thing this one was?