Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Backyard Habitat

Everyone wants songbirds in their backyard habitat, but mammals are of questionable value. I have chipmunks and squirrels and rabbits - this is the first year the rabbits have actually been a problem; Liquid Fence seems to be helping spare my younger perennials - but now Woodchuck Wilson has a burrow under my deck. I'm not sure how I feel about that. If he were under the shed in the back corner, I probably would not care, but the deck is too close to being inside my house proper. Wilson inspired me to name my backyard habitat Woodchuck Acres (even though it is only a third of an acre). Not as melodic as Wing Haven or Wildwood, but currently very apt and better than the Skunkworks.

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