Plants and flowers aren't the only thing growing. A little rabbit has been hopping around the yard lately.
Unfortunately, I discovered that the bitty bunny can fit through the fence around the vegetable garden.
It has taken a liking to the string bean plants and has trimmed some of them down.
A cucumber I picked was already sampled.
Although I am a little distressed over the garden damage, the bunny makes me laugh when its little white cotton-ball tail bounces across the yard.
I attempted a photo, but it was just a blur of white and ears.
A few weeks ago, I felt like I was seeing double.
At work, a doe with two fawns was spotted browsing some vegetation by the parking lot.
Then I saw more twins on the way home that day.
A doe with two fawns appeared along Bredinsburg Road and only a little further up the road there was yet another doe with two fawns browsing in a field.
Closer to home, trail cameras revealed that the neighborhood is home to one doe with twin fawns.
A doe with a single fawn has also been captured by the cameras.
A lot of the the fawn pictures were blurry as the little ones often move around their mothers to explore.
They sometimes cluster in groups. I tried to figure out just how many frogs are in a photo, but their camouflage makes it tough to determine.
In the yard, I had an immature chestnut-sided warbler visit. It is listed as a summer resident of Venango County.
A post on The CornellLab's allaboutbirds.org said "These slender, yellow-capped and chestnut-flanked songsters thrive in young, regrowing forests, thickets, and other disturbed areas . ... In fall, this bird molts into lime-green and grayish white plumage with a distinctive white eyering, and heads to thickets, shade-coffee plantations, and second growth forest in Central America."
It also said that "individual warblers return to the same areas year after year, joining back up with the same foraging flock it associated with the year before."
This could explain why I had seen one in the yard almost exactly a year ago.
That's just the nature of things 'round here.