Austria's seasons are very distinct and there are a
number of geographical differences that bring great variety. Winters (December-February)
can be cold, as the mountains are covered in snow. In the Tirol region, temperatures
tend to be about 20-25˚ F (-5˚ C) during these months.
The spring and fall (autumn) are ideal in the cities, however the snow in the mountains
may come and go quickly making transportation unpredictable and even dangerous in
Summers are ideal in the mountains (about 60-70˚ F (16-19˚ C)), but the cities and
the country's lakes district heat up, with average highs of 75-80˚ F (25˚ C).
Austria has a good variety of mammals in their forests and
mountains, including bears, deer, and rabbits among others. From these mountains
are a number of rivers and lakes, which are home to the only sea life in the landlocked
country. Among the most common fish are trout, pike, perch, and carp.
Various birds live in, or pass through, Austria, some of
which are fairly rare, including eagles, falcons, owls, cranes, and storks.