Saturday, September 14, 2013

Peackocs and other wildlife in the garden

When I started the garden, I made sure to put plants that were hosts to butterflies and that attracted birds. I never imagined that one day I would have all kinds of wildlife visiting us. There are butterflies, birds, the pair of doves that make their nest here year after year, raccoons, opossums, armadillos, cats and now there are 3 peacocks. These peacocks roam the neighborhood and they go from section to section and stay there for a few weeks.  They have been in our block for 3 weeks and they mostly hang around my garden because I have more plants (and weeds) than the rest of the neighbors. Unfortunately, the peacocks ate most of the Monarch caterpillars so we won't have many butterflies this month. We were able to rescue some and we are keeping them indoors until they hatch.

1 comment:

Susan said...

I didn't realize peacocks eat caterpillars ... Yikes! We've got quite a bevy of them roaming around my neighborhood, too.