21 June 2008


God made all the creatures and gave them our love and our fear,To give sign, we and they are His children, one family here.

~Robert Browning~

I have a new beastie in my yard. It's a Groundhog, aka Woodchuck, aka Whistlepig......yes Whistlepig.....who knew?

So on top of the squirrels, mice, birds, raccoons, possums, (stray cats) and the occasional skunk, we now have a Groundhog. We didn't mow our lawn for a while (we've had lots of rain in Illinois ; ) and so we had some clover growing. Groundhogs like clover. I was looking into my backyard a week or so ago, and there he was, munching on the clover in my un-mowed backyard.
Here he is....isn't he cute?
Not a great picture, we had to take it through the window because every time we opened the door he ran away. But you get the idea.
I am still amazed at how much wildlife I have around here. I live in town, just a few streets away from a major roadway. It is an established neighborhood, our house is over 50 years old. I'm happy that I can still provide a bit of an oasis to my little beastie friends. They are slowly running out of places to live. I think they've been spreading the word that my yard is the place to be.
Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account?
~Jean Paul Richter~


Stephanie said...

So cool!
Our dogs treed another possum last night, it was little one. It probably loves it when we shine the light on it and stare at it, LOL!

jewlsntexas said...

I think you should title your blog -
Where the Wild Things Are!

Donna said...

It would certainly be fitting, wouldn't it? : )

unschoolermom said...

Very cute!