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Category: Backyard Animals

Read all about the animals you can find right at your doorstep! From the smallest birds to reptiles and rodents!

  • How Long Can Hornets Live Without Food? (Answered!)

    How Long Can Hornets Live Without Food? (Answered!)

    Hornets, like many insects, can survive for a period without food, but the exact duration depends on various factors. Generally, hornets can live for several days to a few weeks without food and the queen can live around 1 year. This survival time frame is influenced by several factors including environmental conditions, biological aspects, and…

  • 30 Animals That Look Like Groundhogs!

    30 Animals That Look Like Groundhogs!

    The Groundhog, also known as the woodchuck, is a remarkable creature known for its ability to predict the arrival of spring. However, there are several other animals that share physical characteristics or behavior patterns similar to groundhogs. In this article, we will explore 30 animals that resemble groundhogs in some way. Beginning with animals that…

  • Do Deer Eat Hot Pepper Plants? (Here’s What To Do!)

    Do Deer Eat Hot Pepper Plants? (Here’s What To Do!)

    As a gardener, it’s important to know which animals pose a threat to your plants. One of the animals that can cause damage to your garden is deer. Deer are known to be selective eaters and tend to avoid plants with strong flavors or scents. While it is not common for deer to eat hot…

  • What Attracts Shrews to Your Yard?

    What Attracts Shrews to Your Yard?

    Shrews are small mole-like creatures that live above as well as underground. They are often found in North American yards, where they will feed on everything from vegetables to pet food and bird seeds. Shrews are attracted to yards with lots of plants, fruits, grains and vegetables. They like moist and fertile soil with lots…

  • Do Groundhogs Eat Sweet Potatoes? (Answered!)

    Do Groundhogs Eat Sweet Potatoes? (Answered!)

    Yes, groundhogs do eat sweet potatoes. They’re quite fond of them and a variety of other root vegetables common in North American gardens. If you’ve ever found a few chewed-up sweet potatoes in your garden and wondered about the culprits, chances are high that these furry creatures might be behind the mischief. As a professional…

  • Pink Butterflies: Do They Exist?

    Pink Butterflies: Do They Exist?

    Pink butterflies have been a topic of discussion for a long time. In this article, we will explore the existence of these insects and delve deeper into their characteristics. Several subspecies of butterflies such as the Rust-coloured Swallowtail, Purple Emperor, and Red Lacewing possess pinkish markings. Nevertheless, these are not true pink butterflies. In this…

  • Do Groundhogs Eat Bell Peppers?

    Do Groundhogs Eat Bell Peppers?

    As a biologist who has spent years studying and observing the behavior of groundhogs, I can confidently say that yes, groundhogs do eat bell peppers. In this blog post, I will share my personal experiences and knowledge about groundhogs, their diet, and their love for bell peppers. I will also discuss how to protect your…

  • Are Groundhogs Blind?

    Are Groundhogs Blind?

    Nope, they have fairly good vision in fact! Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks or whistle pigs, are large rodents native to North America. They belong to the family Sciuridae and are a type of marmot, closely related to squirrels. Groundhogs are known for being burrowers, creating extensive tunnel systems where they sleep, rear their young,…

  • Do Groundhogs Eat Mums?

    Do Groundhogs Eat Mums?

    As a passionate gardener, I have always been curious about the eating habits of animals that visit my backyard. Recently, I have been wondering whether groundhogs eat mums. Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are herbivores and have a diverse diet that includes various plants, flowers, and vegetables. While mums (chrysanthemums) are not their preferred food…

  • Do Deer Eat Horse Chestnuts?

    Do Deer Eat Horse Chestnuts?

    As a garden owner, I have always been fascinated by the wildlife that visits my backyard. One of the most common visitors I get is deer. Deer are not known to regularly consume horse chestnuts, as these nuts contain aesculin, a compound that can be toxic to them. However, deer may occasionally nibble on horse…