Wildlife in our gardens


Under one other the Apple trees.


So, I was looking at my cherry trees and about a week ago I had cherries. Here they are today.

And the Topic about cussing!!! YES I DID😤


Love these guys. We call them cattle egrets down here. They always come when I’m mowing. They can consume a hundred or more bugs an hour. It’s a real blast to watch. I’ve seen them snatch pretty darn big frogs too…


My cherry tree


There’s a robin that’s pissed at me - she was starting a nest in one of my apricot trees, just out of sight




got to pet my 1st baby moose last week! my brothers sister in law discovered it behind her greenhouse 4 days ago. no mother to be found. she bonded to her teenage daughter and would bleat when she would leave her. the state animal biologists came and brought her to a rehab. game farm downstate. she loved attention. ill see if i can get Sharon to post the pics for me later.


1/4 circle streamer heads for 1/2" threaded irrigation pipe.


That’s a great way! My tree is pretty big so covering it would take an air drop. :grin:


Copper heads are no joke, I believe you have just moved and have kids so I would just say I have a no tolerance policy for venomous snakes. They seem to be the most aggressive in the fall when the temperature starts to cool down. As you can see in your photo they are almost invisible in fallen leaves.


It’s too big for the blue net so I had to add another, but the blue one doesn’t let the cherries poke thru


Yes unfortunately I will probably take a shovel to him if I see the snake again just too close lucky my three year old wasn’t with us on that walk he usually likes to walk in front of us. There camo is excellent and part of the problem I believe they are the only snake that freezes instead of slinking away when threatened which is way they are stepped on so often. Here is a pic of when my wife first saw it surprised she spotted it.



OMG, that’s hard to see! I hope you don’t have lots of them. You might want to think of what the first aid procedures are so when your in a panic you know what the game plan is. I would kill every one of those.


Well, id be dead. Wife has awesome snake vision


This snake is right on my tarp in my tomato garden. I have seen him around the property or maybe a few of them. We have lots of brown frogs! that look like leopard frogs that hop all over the grass for them to eat. I even saw a turtle at the side of my pool. I have lots of swamp 1/4 mile down the hill.


Honey bee approaching what remains of a Cleveland Sage flower head


Those must have been some big birds!



You were lucky there, a bit too close for comfort.

It’s odd that I have never seen a live poisonous snake since we moved here to Boondock Central four years ago. Lots of king, black racers, and rat snakes, yes, but I let them be.

Compare that to me killing two small copperheads in my backyard in the Dallas suburbs. One was coiled up under a zucchini bush, and another was in some deep grass by the back door. Quite alarming to say the least!


Ugh! I have copperheads in the woods that start right past my orchard. We see their shed skins in the woods but pretty much never see them, thank goodness. There’s a creek down there they like. I would hate to see them up where my dogs and I hang out.

We do that stick-walk thing my dad taught us when we’re in the woods. You literally use a long stick --like for the blind-- to tap the ground in front of you as you walk. It also makes unseen mammals scurry away fast :smiley: