As the fierce, icy heart of winter approaches plants and animals find shelter and food in newly created spaces. The leaf litter in the Cottonwood forest harbors an abundance of life during the wet, cold months.
This episode of John Cooney's Natural World originally aired in December 2013.
John Cooney died November 19, 2014 of cancer. He was at home surrounded by family.
You can send words of condolence to his family care of KLCC, 136 West 8th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401.