Monday, November 06, 2006
Creating Burrows For Wildlife
Yesterday, I was picking up the yard junk that seems to accumulate back behind the garden / barn area and I found this piece of drainpipe. It was seemingly destined for the landfill with the other junk I had been collecting, but a little effort and about 15 minutes turned it into a refuge for little critters.
All I did was cover it with a mound of my sandy soil and then add a little brushy palmetto camoflauge to make it blend in.
Those palmettos will brown over time, but they will still add the right brushiness ... and we have plenty of replacements!
So now the hawk may have to work a little harder, but the snakes and small furry types will have a place to dash into when needed.
It's open at both ends so if you do dash in there while being pursued, you have the option to dash on out the other side.
If you've ever been chased before, you know that's a good thing.