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September 8th, 2015

One of the things I love about gardening is all the wonderful wildlife you get to see while doing chores. This weekend I was weeding and mulching the 5×5 Challenge garden and was startled by a frog.
frog 1
frog 2
Then, Mr Chiots called me out the other morning, he found this amazing salamander while he was out working.
I just love seeing this beauty all around when I’m outside working! Frogs, toads, and snakes are probably my favorite things to see while out working. I know they’re hard working creatures that are doing my garden loads of good.

What’s your favorite kind of wildlife to see in the garden?

3 Comments to “Wonder”
  1. Kellie Steele on September 8, 2015 at 5:56 am

    I love seeing frogs in the garden. In Tasmania we have three types of snakes but that are all venomous so I don’t look forward to seeing them. I have seen the odd Blue Tongued Lizard which is a lizard native to Australia and they are lovely to have around.

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  2. Tonya on September 8, 2015 at 11:59 am

    I know frogs, toads, etc. help with unwanted garden pests, but I don’t want to be close to them. I’ve been extra jumpy about them since a tree toad plopped on my head when I opened the shed door! My favorite wildlife are the hummingbirds. We don’t have a lot, but they will sometimes flit about my zinnias while I’m working nearby. Amazing creatures!

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  3. Nebraska Dave on September 8, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Susy, my favorite wild life creature is the wild turkey. Sadly I haven’t seen many in the garden this year. They are the most ravenous bug eaters on the planet. In four years I’ve not had a single problem with bugs on the vegetables. I’m not sure if the garden fence or Rugosa Rose bushes have deterred them from being in the garden or just what has caused them to stay away. I still didn’t have any bug problem this year. Hopefully, it will stay that way.

    Have a great creepy crawly day.

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