Tuesday, May 18, 2010

HQ Fauna

Since we've put in Lake Larson, filling spaces with plants, and using more earth friendly gardening practices, I have noticed a big influx in wildlife in the yard. We have a ton of nesting bird this year...cardinals, blue jays, sparrows, and robins. These little guys are in the blue spruce we planted behind Lake Larson and I think they will be out of the nest by next week. I feel like a slum lord with them all crammed into that little nest like that.

This dude is an import...Eric's friend of a friend owns a pet store and they dropped Mr. Bullfrog off here. He was living in a 10 gallon tank at the shop and he was outgrowing his living quarters. I haven't seen him much since last week...I hope he chooses to stick around. We did have a green frog who hung out last year and sang all summer long, I'm hoping he comes back too.

One feathered guest I am glad not to have seen thus far is the heron. I think since I'm still upstairs in the kitchen as my office, there's too much movement inside the house for the heron's liking. Soon, I'll move the office to Deckzilla then Lars and I can do some serious heron patrol. I can report the foxes are back this spring much to Lars' chagrin. I have been seeing them primarily at dusk and in the morning around 8 - 9 am. I wonder if they are hunkered down with a litter of kits someplace close.

1 comment:

Bliss said...

I love garden "wildlife". We have deer and bunnies here and a bunch of really early rising, noisy robins.