We gardeners spend a good bit of time worrying about how to keep wildlife from gobbling our gardens. But then a day like this comes along... when you peer over the top deck and meet the sweetest of all visitors.
It certainly inspires me to calm down a bit when I see that another young aspen tree has become the evening meal.
It's rare for a moose to have twins and I imagine that poses a difficult set of challenges. Perhaps that's why Mom let them sleep in a yard where she knows she's welcome and no harm will come to her kids.
Did you know...? A mother moose needs about 50 pounds of food a day. So, she's not trying to be destructive. She's just hungry and thinks all greenery is fair game. Scatter some apples or plant a willow tree in a spot where it's okay if it gets shredded. That might convince Mrs. Moose to leave your aspen seedlings alone.