Normally, when I take you on a stroll in my garden, I show you a variety of blooms.
I decided to focus on a few critters in the garden for this post.
I shared a photo of where I live in a previous post. I want to point out that I live on 6 acres in the woods. My home is bordered by state land.
In other words, I have lots of critters, from mice to bears (for bear photos, click here and here).
I tell you this because I want to preface this post by pointing out that I do not feed the critters. There is plenty for them to eat.
I do, however, have one bird feeder. It is suspended from an oak tree several feet from the ground. The feeder used to be on a metal shepherd’s hook, but a bear bent that in half to get to the bird seed.
Live and learn.
Feeding wildlife is a controversial issue, and not what I want to get into here. This is how it is at my house.
*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!
There are two families of quail that live here. These are photos of the younger family. This family has nine babies.
The turkeys are daily year round residents. I have no idea how many teenagers are currently here.
They are diggers, so I spend considerable time shooing them out of the garden.
They don’t care what I think.
The positive thing here, is that they kill snakes, including rattlers. So having turkeys around can be a good thing.
The chipmunks are curious little hyper bunches of joy!
Did you know that they can release their tail as a defense mechanism? It will grow back!
I found that out the hard way.
Oh yes, I grabbed one by the tail because it had gotten into the house, and I was trying to catch it to put it outside. I was devastated! But then I did the research.
That little stinker was returned alive and well to the great outdoors!
See the world around you!