Native Plants and Wildlife

This squirrel fed one cone for about ten minutes. The rabbit ate native greens by starting at the base of a long stem. As it chewed, the stem got shorter and shorter until it disappeared. In the background is a young western hemlock seedling.

Dead trees are part of the natural landscape, so we left this pine. Crows and other birds like to congregate in the snag that is left as decomposition begins. Insects feed on the rotting wood and break it down into nutrients for the soil, while woodpeckers feed on the bugs.