Even though we live in the "Hood", our large lot and many trees play host to a large variety of living things, some of them pretty exotic for a city neighborhood.
Half a dozen black walnut trees provide food to an army of squirrels and there is lots of stuff growing that the rabbits enjoy. In turn, a visiting hawk enjoys the rabbits.
This Spring I discovered a nest with 4 eggs built by two industrious robins in a wreath we have hanging next to the front door. I was wondering why I was greeted with their
shrill cries every time I stepped out the front door. I searched the bushes out front but couldn't find the nest. It was closer than I thought. We avoided going
out the front as much as possible. Now the eggs have hatched, the young ones all took flight, and I'm cleaning up their mess.
Take a look at some of our animal friends. We certainly enjoy having them around.