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Safe Camouflage

wild rabbit under tree
wild rabbit under tree

Safe Camouflage

“Is it safe to come out?”

Each year around this time a juvenile bunny moves into our yard, pretty well grown up now and ready to winter over to be ready for spring. They nestle into the brush piles I have round the fence, judging by where I see their tracks leading to and fro in the snow. They visit areas in the front and back yards near the bird feeders. I know they eat bird seed sometimes, and they also clean up all the little sprouts around the bird feeders, even those that happen to sprout in mid winter.

Though I am close to the street, the area is well-protected for little critters. That spruce is taller than my house and blocks the wind, and I leave the branches dense on the south-facing side of the tree. The bare branches on the shaded sides of the tree are great cover for little birds, and along with the shrubs along my property line down the side of the house it’s pretty snug.

We won’t see too much of the bunny during the day as the weather gets colder, but I always see both the front yard and back yard bunny out at night in winter, and find lots of tracks in the snow. For now our front yard bunny tucked neatly in under the edge of the spruce and the burning bush.

See another view of our bunny on The Creative Cat.

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Our Backyard Bunny: 2010

wild rabbit

Our Bunny

Happy Easter everyone!

She’s getting bolder as she grows up. This year’s bunny grazes the greens in the backyard; I maintain the “lawn” as a meadow and only cut it about once per month, so many native plants grow that bunnies enjoy for forage. Most plants don’t grow more than 6 inches high, and the yard is always green, but only about half of it is what you’d call “grass”, great for bunnies and less work for me.

Here’s the bunny earlier this year: Chocolate Bunny


Our Backyard Bunny

wild rabbit

Our Bunny

She’s getting bolder as she grows up. This year’s bunny grazes the greens in the backyard; I maintain the “lawn” as a meadow and only cut it about once per month, so many native plants grow that bunnies enjoy for forage. Most plants don’t grow more than 6 inches high, and the yard is always green, but only about half of it is what you’d call “grass”, great for bunnies and less work for me.

Here’s the bunny earlier this year: Chocolate Bunny


Chocolate Bunny

wild baby bunny

Chocolate Bunny

Not to be too precious, but the little wild rabbits, when they sat still and alert, have always looked like chocolate bunnies to me. This is a baby, not even half the size of an adult and still has a white spot between its eyes, but quick on the draw. Oops, human! Run! All I saw was a white cotton ball disappearing under the honeysuckle.