Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Yard Critter of the Week

The Eastern Cottontail. Or as we like to call 'em, Honey Bunnies.

We've seen several in the yard at the same time, although they are mostly loners. And each seems to have a different temperament. This one was less than five feet away from me. And I had to wait for it to raise its head to get the shot, as it was happily munching away, totally unconcerned with my presence. Yet there is another one that dashes into the woods whenever I make an appearance.


I've mentioned in previous blog posts that we rarely saw bunnies in the yard during our first year here. And we believe it was because of the way the prior owners maintained the lawn, with a series of  fertilizers and other chemical treatments. And since we've discontinued those we've seen Eastern Cottontails on an almost daily basis during spring and into summer. And while I don't know that this is truly the reason, I do know that there is much more clover which the bunnies, and the bees, seem to enjoy.

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