Occasionally they would sneak through the gardens in search of a tasty tidbit. Sandhill cranes are supposed to be rather shy, but this pair seemed quite unconcerned at the close presence of humans.
|Sandhill cranes with chick|
|Ground squirrel watching me: "Plant some more of those peas, lady! We like 'em!"|
|Vole peeping from his hidey-hole|
|Rodent damage on 'Tetsukaboto' winter squash|
My current garden is in more of a suburban-y landscape, and the visitors tend more toward the conventional marauding bunnies, chipmunks, and bird-seed fattened gray squirrels. I see cranes flying far overhead now, but we still receive plenty of visits from these guys:
|Hawk with bunny fluff on my neighbor's lawn|