I see people posting online about putting food out for the birds and small wild animals during the deep freeze we are having in the Midwest. I think they said we might get a warming trend on Tuesday; a whopping 7 degrees.
Don’t forget the water. Staying hydrated helps animals stay warm. Currently, in my area all outdoor water is frozen.
So next time you go to fill those feeders or scatter seed across the snow, stop to put a bowl of water out and I am sure you’ll find the critters enjoying it (and needing it) as much as the seed and scraps. I found that using a deeper bowl helps slow the freezing process; so fewer trips to swap the bowls.
A friend of mine is actually going a step above and puts out an electrically warmed bowl. Another told me today her horses troughs were crowded with birds trying to get a drink.
Bless you for doing any little thing to help the critters.