This week I had an interesting experience with some baby voles in my yard. I have a screened porch off the back of my house that opens onto a small deck. One day this week, I opened the back door and saw a little furry ball on the mat by the deck doorway. It was not moving much, so I went to investigate. I found myself up-close-and-personal with a very small vole. That, in and of itself, was quite unusual. I know I have voles in the yard because I occasionally see one under the bird feeder (through my office window) and I see their trails under the snow as it melts in late spring. But, I am usually unable to get anywhere near a vole, and the best pictures I can get are through the office window with the zoom lens. Instead, I had this view, a few inches from my nose.
Monday, October 11, 2021
Sunday, October 3, 2021
I had a couple of up-close wildlife encounters this weekend that I wasn't expecting, so I thought I'd share a few pictures. I don't typically see deer in my yard, even though I live surrounded by woods. I did see one last year, but just one time. I'm pretty lucky on that score, because otherwise they'd decimate my garden. Well, today was an exception. Today...at first, there was a lookout.