In the garden: The animal kingdom
No photographs -- it all happened so fast! -- but yesterday I spotted a big dragonfly and a bird with a twig in its beak landed on my woodchuck fence before flying off, somewhere.
So this is very exciting to me. Both will like the new water feature I am about to install, and the bird had obviously been watching the pile of sticks and twigs I've been heaping up to attract them. ("Birds love a mess," as Nippersdad says).
I didn't have cash to buy shrubs earlier this spring, but maybe now I'll look into it; if the week of Memorial Day isn't too late.