Some of the pretty things Jerie has growing around our side door ..
Down at the pond, this morning … I found some muskrat tells … 3 lily pads, separated at the base of the stem, from the tuber. Meaning it was likely done by a muskrat gnawing on the tuber. They were all in the same spot – the NW corner, where I’d found a single lily pad 2 days back. So – I called the trapper – leaving a phone number this time. And, he called back. But … he’s outRead More
Tue May 23 Nice Last night … there were 5 new water lilies just breaching the surface with 1-2 pads. Here’s a couple of those … No signs of decimation in the existing lilies. Looking good. Two different views … Saw a minnow. And – always seeing activity under the lily pads. That’s either the minnows or blue gills. Pretty sure it’s the minnows though. But the surface is so occluded with stuff from the surrounding trees and shrubs that visibilityRead More
Walking down to the pond this morning, without the dogs as I got to within 80′ or so, I saw our two muskrat hunting cats (LittleShot and BigShot) peering out of the reeds blanketing the banks on the west side of the pond. They were looking my way – to see if I had the dogs with me – as Charlie will go charging into the reeds after the cats – if I don’t catch him in time. So glad theyRead More
Yowsa – went down to the pond this morning – and found 3 loose water lily pads floating. Left a message for the muskrat trapper. Then started to think a bit more – what else could do this? And the light went on, and I started googling – yeah. We had Canadian Geese on the pond yesterday. And today, water lily damage. Hmmm. And the various net gurus say – Geese love aquatic plants – including water lilies. And especiallyRead More