The winter cold may have you bundled up inside, but Marion County Naturalist Marla Mertz says there’s still plenty of ways you can enjoy the outdoors. Mertz says birding in the winter is always unique and interesting. She says bird feeders can bring a variety of birds right outside your window, which can be the perfect remedy on days you’re cooped up inside. Mertz notes that it’s something that the whole family can get involved with as well. She recommends journaling the experience, adding you hear and see things in the winter you may not hear or see in the spring, summer, or fall.