Between yesterday's bear (who I actually think never cares what the yard looks like) and today's small elk herd I am thinking my efforts might be paying off. I have also had persistent deer this year...probably in part thanks to the plum tree.
What I don't understand is why they don't help clear this vegetation for me? They were even chewing on some of the dead stuff I had cut down!
This chestnut beauty definitely kept the eye on me as the rest of the group passed. There was a total of 5 babies in this group! So much loud peeping.
I wanted to run back out after they left and do more yard work for them. At least someone appreciates it.
But studying first.
I feel insanely lucky at times like these.
I even took some terrible video, but it makes me happy.
This video has some loud peeping as the little guys are still trying to come down into the creek (from the left side):
After the last (and noisiest) group makes it down: