Yesterday was a conference day at our daughter’s school so she got to spend the day at home with her dad. It was a self-described Nature Day.
Tom kicked over part of the stump to better see more of the carpenter ants, and disturbed a nest of voles*.They’re very tiny as you can see. And our daughter told me they were especially fun to see under a magnifying glass.So they put them in a jar to better watch them. And, while they were at it, they found some wild asparagus.And later in the day, Little Edie the fearless feline flushed out a baby wild bunny. We tried to find its burrow but failed. Poor little thing. The little dot on its head says it’s still a nursling.
*Voles are my greenhouse nemesis as they loves themselves some seedings. They also are incredibly prolific. Sure, these little ones probably won’t make it but their mother will go on to have as many as 7 more litters in 2010.