July 1, 2007
Wild Things: Deer Crabby
Remember when seeing deer at the edge of your lawn was a real Kodak moment? How times have changed. Thanks in part to the suburbanization of America and the well-fertilized buffets in our yards and gardens, white-tailed deer are now thriving. They’re the largest native wildlife most of us will ever lay eyes on, but these days many people are far less jazzed about spotting Bambi and friends on the back forty.
Not surprisingly, deer-vs.-garden grievances are common among homeowners. If your organization receives complaints or questions, advise callers that it’s possible to peacefully coexist with deer and have an attractive garden. Gardeners just need to stay one cloven hoof ahead of them.
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