And to feed the donkey's! Several weeks ago, I occasionally began supplementing Ding and Dong's forage of the remaining stubby prairie with a little store-bought grass hay and they've quickly become accustomed to these little treats, hanging out on the weekends where I'll see them if I come out. They've also come to expect apples during these visits, and yesterday seemed quite disappointed when I only showed up with hay, sending me a disdaining donkey look as only these apple-starved pair of prima donnas could.
|Western Slender Glass Lizard|
The only moving creatures in the garden beside the donkeys, Bella, and myself seem to be the ever-present deer. I checked one of my new trail cameras yesterday and I'm quite happy with the results. The pictures are much better quality than my previous camera, the shutter speed is faster and catches more animals, and the deer don't seem to notice the new camera around, or at least they aren't coming up to be nosy about the red light coming from it. I expect a lot of more "candid" shots over the next few months, although many will not be perhaps as risque as the deer in the background which is depositing some fertilizer near my 'Yellow Bird' magnolia while in the view of another white-tailed voyeur. I've even already captured a snap of a coyly cantoring coyote (below), the first that I believe I've gotten with a trail camera. My garden seems to have a better night life than it's gardener!