BBG Babies

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    • A family of rabbits has made its home near the Ginkgo Allee. Photo by Barry Rogers.A family of rabbits has made its home near the Ginkgo Allee. Photo by Barry Rogers.
    • A clutch of duck eggs on the green roof of BBG's Visitor Center.  Photo by Barry Rogers.A clutch of duck eggs on the green roof of BBG's Visitor Center. Photo by Barry Rogers.
    • A mother duck sitting on her eggs on the Visitor Center's green roof. Photo by Barry Rogers.A mother duck sitting on her eggs on the Visitor Center's green roof. Photo by Barry Rogers.
    Just a few months into its first year, the Visitor Center is already attracting wildlife. BBG gardener Barry Rogers, who oversees the plantings there, has spotted a mother rabbit and four babies nesting in the newly planted berm, a mockingbird nest in one of the new hawthorn trees, and most surprising of all, a well-camouflaged duck nest among the tall grasses on the green roof last week. “I thought birds would be scared off by such a new building, but this mother duck is making herself at home,” he says. He predicts that the six eggs will hatch in about two weeks. It’s unusual to see a duck nest so far from the water, says Rogers, and he’s concerned about the ducklings’ ability to make it to the Japanese Pond safely. Hopefully, their mama will find a way to make it happen. Watch for their first swimming lessons sometime in July.

    Comments

    June 27, 2012
    amy

    This is painfully cute!! Can’t wait for the ducklings!


    June 29, 2012
    Franchesca

    Oh my god, they are super adorable. Nature’s beauty is what I call it.



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