One of the coolest things we’ve experienced is the critters. We’re only 2 blocks from a highway (albeit a 2 lane highway, but still a major thruway here in the north woods) and these guys just come to the front door for breakfast lunch and dinner year round. What’s really cool is in the spring and summer they bring their babies.
One night last winter we decided to take a walk around the block because we hadn’t seen the normal herd of deer that came around. We never saw them ~ until we got back to our house and they were eating the berries off one of our trees in the backyard (before we added the fence). We never thought to look out back, they always came to the front door before.