It's graduation season, and over the past few days, we've had four young squirrels graduate from their drey to our garden. Their mother (a beautiful, chunky, slightly beleaguered-looking female-- as many a good mother is) has been a regular at our feeders for a while and, last week, she introduced her children to our yard. … Continue reading Graduating Squirrels
A few days ago, there was what can only be described as a terrific racket coming from somewhere in the back garden. I'm not great at identifying bird calls, but this didn't even sound like a call, and honestly, I wasn't even sure it was coming from a bird. It was an awkward sound- not … Continue reading The Bird at the End of the Racket
Now introduced to the world, weaned, and savvy(ish) about some good feeding and hiding spots, the new chipmunks have been choosing their new homes this week. Some may have ventured out of the garden, but it looks like a couple have chosen to make their burrows within its borders. The easiest of them to spot … Continue reading In which one of the new chipmunks chooses a new home…
Last week, six baby chipmunks emerged from the burrow where they had, unbeknownst to us, been born and growing for the previous month. Their mother, chunky and slightly beleaguered-looking, leapt out first and headed straight for the seeds and nuts that were waiting at one of the nearby bird feeders. The babies hung back. A … Continue reading Hello, world!