Matron asked where Petunia (aka the garter snake) lives in the garden. She has taken up residence under this board at the end of one of the garden rows. I suspect is it warmed by the afternoon sun and nicely compensates for the cool evenings. She'll let me look in on her maybe once an evening, but otherwise likes her beauty sleep after a busy day of slug eating. I even delayed planting squash one evening, because I didn't want to disturb her after she was all tucked in.
During the garden's first year, Petunia & Herbert moved in under a large piece of board (aka The Grand Estate) which we were using as a weed blocker. Later, we used the large wood for something, and hoped they would accept the practicalities of a nice condo. Why do I have wooden circle? Not really sure. It was in the wood pile when we moved here. They do make nice, movable stepping places in the garden beds.
I'll try to get Petunia to pose for a photo during one of our evening visits. She is in such a sleek outfit this year and I swear her stripes are pale blue and yellow.
The mason bee house has been put in place. And now another housing project has presented itself. Libby raised up a nice Wildlife Stack / Bug Hotel. I can see this being just the use for an assortment of tidbits I have around the barn. I've squashed my share of cabbage worms in the past two weeks, so maybe a Stack for better bugs will make up for all my squishing (satisfaction).
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