July 4. This morning while I was setting up the sprinkler in my vegetable garden and walking past the birdbath, there was a huge ruckus in my northernmost prairie bed (the one with the cup plant). Moments later a deer cleared the fence at the rear of the property and headed west. I phoned the police, thinking they would want to know. The dispatcher informed me that trespass laws do not apply to deer! I was able to find a place among the prairie plants where the deer had been lying.
Saw the first goldfinches in quite some time in the yard yesterday.
What do you see in your yard?