In the forests of Austria, my home country, there are mainly pinetrees, and the forests I liked best were those on the mountains, where the round is covered in damp moss and soft, green grass. In the early morning you can see deer in the forest, and I always think that the small deer is the prettiest animal in the. whole of Austria.
The pines are from forty to sixty feet high and the lower part of each tree is almost without branches, but at the tops the branches are so thick that. the sunlight cannot get through. In the trees are many little birds, mostly singing birds. In old trees standing in freer places are the bigger birds like hawks; if you are lucky you might even see big eagles. I haven't seen one because they are very scarce in the lower mountains.
Then there are the wild goats. One sort, which lives in the lower mountains, has very tiny horns, but there are others with huge horns, nearly as big as their bodies. They live in the rocks and steep slopes, which are sometimes almost at right angles.
I loved the Austrian mountains and forests in both summer and winter.