What is it with the rodents this year? I suppose, at some level, I ought to be glad….they’ve thinned the Siberian Iris for me, very effectively. Not so good though….they’ve also thinned every single other garden bed as far as I can tell. Or at least ones that we can usually let run without interference all summer.

A good acorn crop, a lack of predators, and no rain I suppose? High population that stays high and looks for good, ie fleshy roots/tubers/bulbs, food in soft ground?

Anyone have some extra snakes?