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Star gazer

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I've only had one bunny in my yard so far this year. Last year they were everywhere, adult and babies and juveniles and wiped out most of my gardens. Not sure if I'll see as many this year but am looking for "bunny proof" plants now.

Haha they are cute, but naughty, for sure! We have them every year, and they get into our veggies and raspberries. Some years worse than others! 2 years ago we had a nest, the babies were sooo sweet
 

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Haha they are cute, but naughty, for sure! We have them every year, and they get into our veggies and raspberries. Some years worse than others! 2 years ago we had a nest, the babies were sooo sweet

I can't even think about planting vegetables or fruit in my yard. Can only grow herbs and strawberries or other container type things on my deck. Way too many critters. Last year the rabbits totally decimated all the hostas and many of the bulbs. The ground hog actually climbed up onto a table I had on the patio where there was a basil plant and ate that......But I agree, the bunnies are really cute.
 

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I can't even think about planting vegetables or fruit in my yard. Can only grow herbs and strawberries or other container type things on my deck. Way too many critters. Last year the rabbits totally decimated all the hostas and many of the bulbs. The ground hog actually climbed up onto a table I had on the patio where there was a basil plant and ate that......But I agree, the bunnies are really cute.

Yes I know what you mean. Oh wow, that was bold of the ground hog! :D We have these large rectangular pots, that we used to keep/grow our veggies in, closer to the back of our backyard. But we back onto a forest, and most animals that passed by, helped themselves to our veggies :D So these past couple years, we keep everything (except the raspberry bushes!! We can't move them of course), closer to our home. It's helped keep the animals away, but of course we get the occasional rabbit, squirrel, chipmunk.. but not like before haha.
I remember one year, having 9 or 10 juicy heirloom tomatos ready to be picked. I thought "Oh I will collect these in the morning.." I woke up to NO TOMATOS IN OUR YARD! They were ALL gone, I found a few chewed up ones lying near the forest, and that was it! We have wild strawberry plants, let's see how they do this year! Had frost here a couple nights ago, so still a bit to go. Sorry for the long post!
 

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I abut conservation land so even though I'm fenced, the critters still got in. And we've had frost the last few nights too, so can't put much out either. Good luck with your gardens!
 

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I abut conservation land so even though I'm fenced, the critters still got in. And we've had frost the last few nights too, so can't put much out either. Good luck with your gardens!

Thank you, you too!!!
 

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I forgot to share these from last month's visit to the Yukon, Canada. We made a special trip hoping to see the aurora. It was incredible!

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I thought you might enjoy this Milky Way shot from Stanley Lake, Idaho. I have been told it was the first dark sky location in the United States.

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That's beautiful!
 

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Common Grackle strutting like he's leading a marching band =)2

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I love watching grackles! Mamas with juveniles are especially interesting.
They are all over the parking lots in my area.
They are very vocal and make some interesting sounds!
 

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Dang javelina have been destroying our red yucca plants. Just pulled out a flower stalk yesterday. In Fountain Hills AZ DSCF0605.JPG
 

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IMG_20240510_235038134.jpg @Eli22 stunning! The northern lights were quite far south for us and while they are on my bucket list, they aren't something I ever expected to see. I was delighted last night

I wasn’t expecting to see much of it, either, but it put on a show. I read that NOAA updated their geomagnetic storm forecast from severe to extreme. IMG_6224.jpeg IMG_6217.jpeg IMG_6200.jpeg
 

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