Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Non-primate Residents of The Edge
I don't delude myself. Many of the residents of The Edge also spend part of their lives outside of my property. The snakes that incubate under the siding move into the woods behind the house during the summer (most of them, anyway), the birds fly quite a distance in their daily scavenging, even the insects leave The Edge sometimes. It takes more than a quarter of an acre to support most animals. But I do try to make my yard welcoming.
Last night we had a skunk wander through the yard. I think he stopped for a drink in the birdbath (all skunks are male. And, oddly enough, French) but the dogs went barkistic so I wasn't able to admire him. Sorry no pictures.
The American Goldfinches are starting to loose their summer colors but there's still a lot of flash on most of them. They're enjoying my lack of deadheading. Sorry for the picture quality. I had to shoot through the window screen so I didn't spook them. You get the idea. They like my Liatris.
And I have to enclose my Bird Flu Shot.
This was me trying to get a better photo. No luck this time.
Posted by Diana at Garden on the Edge at 1:48 PM