My Carolina Wrens are still very active.............coming to the front porch constantly. I was about to remove the now dead Boston ferns this week, their crisp brown leaves do look very sad, however, every afternoon the pair of wrens arrive around five o'clock, have a little chirpy conversation on the porch railing, then hop into the two hanging baskets where they spend the night. Isn't that precious.
Anyone passing by doesn't know why the dead plants remain, probably think how untidy they look.
Me, I love providing Winter housing for our feathered friends.