Thursday, June 5, 2008

A wildlife sighting

There's a story in the New York Times that's among the most currently e-mailed in their online version, called Peter Rabbit Must Die. Hmm. It's a good article, and I'm certainly guilty of moving a young woodchuck out of my garden, but the comments are interesting.

But we haven't had many rabbits in our garden, and we've been happy to see the ones we've had, since it seems to me to represent an improvement of habitat, from lawn to a diverse habitat garden.

So, I was delighted to see a very small young rabbit this afternoon.

First, s/he was being very still under the cover of one of our dogwoods, and then ventured forth onto the lawn, and then ducked into the cover of a nearby border.


  1. ...... but wait till they nibble your greens!
    I love wildlife but don't welcome rabbits, rats or foxes.

  2. Aaaah, what a cute little guy!

  3. I understand over-zealous herbivores, but until we have rabbits at UK-densities, I'm stlll feeling favorably about them. We'll see. Of course, I did move a young woodchuck this spring, not to repeat last year's (quite extensive, and depressing) herbivory. When they're eating everything in sight, I'm definitely with Rob!

    But, in the meantime, this young rabbit was pretty darn cute.


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