Posts Tagged ‘yard’

Neighborhood Wildlife

by on Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Last Wednesday night I was out late and got home late. But i had to put the trash up at the curb for the trash collection on Thursday morning. So I took care of a few things and right before bed I put on my shit kickers and stepped outside to get the trash can pushed down the driveway to the curb. But when I stepped out on the porch, I saw something move across the yard. By the time I realized what it was it had run across my neighbor’s yard and disappeared down the street. It was a huge red fox with a very bushy tail. I am sure it was a fox – that bushy tail was a dead give-away.

That makes the second fox I’ve seen in my yard. The last time it was a grey fox. The grey fox was a little bigger than the red fox. At first I thought it was a coyote, but then I saw its very bushy tail and knew that coyotes do not have tails like that. It was pretty cool to see these wild creatures running through my neighborhood. If I hadn’t seen them with my own eyes late at night I would never have known that they are even here.

Bugs

by on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

The nights have been very warm and wet so we have a large influx of bugs in our yard and I am not sure how to combat them. We have tried bug lights and they do not work very well and it is creepy to watch a large bug get zapped to death. I am not a huge fan of the yard bug but come on there has to be a better way than a bug zapper. I know it is hard to even be out in the yard long enough to walk the dogs with out getting half eaten to death by the yard bugs. I can only hope that the first freeze comes quickly this fall and that gets rid of the bugs for the year.