Lately, we've had an overnight visitor. All the fires have driven the wildlife deeper into our neighborhoods and the animals are hungry!
This young buck loves to hang out beneath the California Lilac (Ceanothus L.) bushes. These beautiful bushes are only twenty feet from my gardens. I have had ZERO deer problems this season, even though the deer are right up to the doorstep.
As my beautiful white picket fence has finally aged to the point where it is no longer stable, I have removed it from the garden and made plans to convert the large garden bed into a long series of raised beds.
This deer (assuming it's a doe) is always hanging around the beehive. She loves to just curl up there and watch the bees in the daytime. She also lets me move freely about while I'm working there, but never lets me closer than about 15 feet.
Here is the bare-root apple tree we put in for my daughter. The fence is to protect it from deer.
I noticed that the deer trimmed all the tops off of my pepperoncini pepper plants. They have done this in the past with other pepper varieties (jalapeno, volcano, etc.).