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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 11, 2012 3:59 PM CST
We keep getting into this topic at various points on the Gardening for Butterflies, Birds, Bees forum which is OT for there. Someone wasn't sure where to post about raccoons and such and other wildlife in their gardens, so we put it there and discussed the fact that we need a forum dedicated to gardening for (or with) wildlife. We already have "Lover of Wildlife" badges, so we're officially requesting that new forum.


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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Feb 11, 2012 4:10 PM CST
just a question here...NOT trying to be a wet blanket. Do folks actually plant things to attract wildlife such as racoons, rabbits, deer etc.? or are they more of a problem? I personally love watching the critters in my yard altho I would be happy with a few less squirrels. Rolling on the floor laughing
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Feb 11, 2012 4:12 PM CST
I leave piles of branches spread inconspicuously in the yard for bunny shelters. I plant sunflowers for the chippers and red squirrels.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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SongofJoy
Feb 11, 2012 4:13 PM CST
Some people do try to attract wildlife. We back up to woods so it doesn't matter whether I try or not, I have lots of wildlife. How to live with them or manage them in the yard is the thing.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
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gingin
Feb 11, 2012 4:21 PM CST
Question asked and answered. Thank you both for not throwing rocks in my direction Lovey dubby I guess I hadn't heard of anyone TRYING to attract such...by planting for them. We have brush piles too for the critters. Lee Anne...I envy you having chippers. I grew up in yankee land and miss those little cuties Rolling my eyes.
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Feb 11, 2012 4:38 PM CST
Big Grin

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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Plumerias Hummingbirder Dog Lover
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gingin
Feb 11, 2012 4:48 PM CST
Lovey dubby Lovey dubby thank you for the picture Smiling
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Feb 11, 2012 5:01 PM CST
Lovey dubby
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Feb 11, 2012 5:06 PM CST
Well, I really garden and planted to attract backyard songbirds. But planting fruiting shrubs and shrubby areas for the birds means even more racoons here than ever before. Lots of aquirrels too. There just doesn't seem to be any place to discuss the wildlife garden.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 11, 2012 5:13 PM CST
And then there is wildlife like frogs and turtles and rabbits and so forth.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Feb 11, 2012 5:19 PM CST
I agree
I keep my pond more for the turtles and frogs than I do for the fish.
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Feb 11, 2012 5:21 PM CST
Thanks for posting this! Yes, I'd like this forum! I figure that whatever wildlife a person would like could be covered in a general word like wildlife. Here's one kind...last year the lizards came to my garden and since there was a very bad drought, they needed their own little pool in a sort of protected spot!
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Feb 11, 2012 5:22 PM CST
Love the little lizard!!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Feb 11, 2012 5:22 PM CST
I wasn't even thinking of frogs but I really have tried to attract frogs here. Toads too. I put in three ponds, two 35 gallon, one 350 gallon in hopes of attracting frogs and they are all three a water saurce for the birds and wildlife.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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SongofJoy
Feb 11, 2012 5:26 PM CST
Great shot, Linda. So many things suffer in a drought. I protect and provide as much as I can for my lizards as well. Lovey dubby
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Feb 11, 2012 5:41 PM CST
I wish we had little lizards around here but no way. Never have seen any. Too far north, I guess.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 11, 2012 5:59 PM CST
Love the lizards too Linda. AND the chipper photo Lee Anne -- had to look chipper up as I'd never heard them called that before being a southern gal. Green Grin!

I would like this forum also & thanks for requesting it Tee.

I know some will cringe when I say this but attracting snakes is something certain gardeners try to do --- the non poisonous kind anyway.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Feb 11, 2012 6:12 PM CST
No snakes here. I figgure that is a good thing.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 11, 2012 6:13 PM CST
I like black snakes.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Feb 11, 2012 6:14 PM CST
I love my garter snakes!

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