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Finally got outdoors today. Went back in the woods, mostly stayed off trail in case it was busy, but turned out I never saw anyone.

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On the way back I saw my first Sandhill Crane of the year fly over!
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A friend saw this bird. I can’t seem to find it in my book. Is it western?
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I got home after dark last night, usually the deer feeder is filled by then, so I grab some food, head out back, a doe is like 20 feet from me, I dump the food in their feeder, as I’m walking back to the door, she’s walking to the feeder. I looked at her out the back door and didnt even care, lo,
 

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So these 4 does must be watching, when ever I fill the feeder and put carrots in they come.
And rocky saw me the other night in the sun room and went rite to the back door begging. How could I say no. Lol
look at the deer in the 2nd pic, her back leg looks like it was broke.
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Our red shoulder hawks are hanging around a lot. This one comes and visits constantly, well him and his buddies. Looking for frogs and whatever else they can catch.
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Nature............bunnies or squirrels like to murder the tulips. I don't really care as the tulips are old and hardly any left.

Only one left w/it's head.
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Others look like this!

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Bunnies are cuter than the tulips;

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The deer, ground hogs, rabbits etc get mine, and the day lilies and the flowers and and and
 
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Give them time @Burd and maybe they don't eat those (Hyacinth) cuz they are poison? Not sure. I know they don't eat Daffodils. Tons of those around all standing tall and proud!
 
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I thought I’d start this here, Ihave some milkweed plants going, if its all a success, we should have some Monarch larva and butterflies later this year View attachment 127682
Regular milkweed or one of the other varieties? Regular milkweed can take over quickly but the caterpillars will mow it down fast. Trying Pawpaw trees to feed zebra swallow tails. Parsley and dill are great host plants for black swallow tails.
 
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