Didn't I invite all of them here in the first place?
I absolutely love my jungle-like grounds and the shade and privacy this mini nature preserve offers. In any season, I can take a stroll outside and see, hear, smell or touch this vibrant zoological Eden with all it's fellow creatures, as deserving of life as any of my own species. Truthfully, the enjoyment of sharing my habitat with nature of all kinds outweighs the slight inconveniences by about a million to one.
|Deer tracks beside young asparagus shoots.|
|A honey bee worker with frayed wings harvests a globe thistle bloom.|
|This mystery den under a brush pile may belong to a skunk.|
|Not a bee, but a tiny fly pollinating a strawberry bloom.|
|Honey bees tanking up at a bird bath.|