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Archive for the 'Fauna' Category

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

No sightings of the Easter Bunny to report from La Belle Vie. However, I do have a Crackerjack sighting. Crackerjack is our wild backyard rabbit — the one Llewellyn has trained to accept food from us. He bounded across the yard this morning with not a bite of chocolate or even a jelly bean to […]

Of Squirrels and Shagbark Hickory

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Today I am on the topic of nature. We have a large shagbark hickory tree in the front yard. While outside gardening a couple days ago I noticed a small group of children staring at something on the ground. I joined the kids to have a look and they explained to me a baby squirrel […]

Bye-Bye Birdies

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Perching on Edge of Nest Today the baby birds fledged, right on schedule. The departure of the first bird I missed completely. The second one sat on the edge of the nest for some time and finally seemed to work up needed courage, flying down to the lawn with mom. It was initially a bit […]

Bird Spikes

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Bird Spikes seem designed to work. Just looking at them offers a sense of discomfort. For the most part, I think they actually do work just fine, in most situations. The prior owners of our house made liberal use of bird spikes, particularly on the upstairs covered balcony off the master bedroom. It is a […]