And a few desultory porcupines, complaining their way (It's hard to be covered in spines! There's very little supportive hugging.) through the orchard.
In springtime we see turtles and hawks, eagles and monarch butterflies. Barney (I have a suspicion he is Barney II, or at least Son of Barney by now - how long do garter snakes live?) makes an appearance every once in awhile, and gulls, terns and the odd loon show up on the river. Cormorants and even a few herons. Squirrels.
Maybe a raccoon now and then. Oh! And crows. We do see crows, and some of the biggest blue jays you've ever seen in your life.
Tonight, though, we discovered there's someone new in town. Someone we'd never met before.
(a very blurry picture of a lovely pair of wild turkeys)
She politely even brought one of her young'uns to show us as well.
They seem to be hanging out in the watershed. Maybe I'll take some grain down and scatter it.
Y'know, to be neighborly. And welcoming.