This is a pretty large ground-feeding tray (it's also the same one that the deer eat from). Unfortunately, only 1 bunny is allowed in the tray at a time and things can get a little "hare-y" for the bunny who thinks it's time for his turn in the tray. These bunnies can be kind of feisty and it's especially fun to see one of the bunnies challenge the other one and then one of them will jump straight up into the air--about 2 feet. Have you ever seen them do that?
I've seen as many as 6 bunnies at a time in the area around this ground feeding tray.
I know there are lots of bunnies in my yard because I see their trails all over the place. Here's one you can't mistake for anybody else's trail.....all those little black spots aren't sunflower seeds!The trail leads from the ground-feeding tray to the large red pine that all of my backyard wildlife seems to prefer living in and under.
The bunnies also like running around and living under my white pine windbreak....as evidenced by the abundance of tracks shown in the photo below.
Here are a couple more well-used bunny trails running from the white pine windbreak to the dense red osier dogwood patch in the middle of the yard.
But here's the place my backyard bunnies love most of all.....the storage shed. I wish I knew how many bunnies live under here. They have an entrance/exit on the back side.....
And also an entrance/exit on the front side.
Daisy just loves sticking her nose in these holes and sniffing for the bunnies.
I know these bunnies are naughty and chew on lots of things they aren't supposed to, but I have a hard time getting rid of them, especially when I know next spring I may be able to get another chance to see this......