Because we are new to our neighborhood since last spring, I’m reluctant to complain about other new arrivals in the area. But a woodchuck has set up home here and we prefer he, well, didn’t. His sprawling multiple-entry McMansion is a menace to tractors for one thing.
I can’t say he’s particularly obnoxious in most regards–he doesn’t pee in his yard, shout f-bombs in heated family arguments, ride ATVs back and forth, back and forth, back and forth like certain other white trash neighbors.
Nevertheless, I think I’ll encourage him not to live here any more and decommission his estate.
Looks like your new “friend” has firmly established residence. Perhaps if you Have-a-Heart, you can find a better home home for him in the forest. Well, maybe, not better, but with his own kind.
I love your wildflower photos! Really impressive! And informative. I had no idea that asters were wild. In fact, we just planted one in our garden. Nome
Unfortunately for our new “friend”, his home has been rendered uninhabitable (perhaps with him in it). There was some incursion in our field/yard that I had to nip in the bud before it risked damaging our neighbors farm tractor and the road bed. They can be quite the menace.
Asters, on the other hand, are benign and much more attractive! There are several hundred species, loosely called asters, native to North America. Plus there are about 180 native to Eurasia which have thrived here. Plus there are hybrids developed for gardens. They’re all quite beautiful.
Lori and I look forward to seeing you soon!