In this article, garden writer/garden designer Joel Lerner does a great job of encouraging us to
plant a variety of wildlife-feeding plants, provide water, and building materials, and even reduce the size of our lawns. He covers birds, bees, toads, frogs, and the mosquito-eating capacity of bats. And sure, chipmunks can be pests but they're so cute. Even snakes Lerner assures us aren't poisonous in this part of the world.
But here's how the article ends.
Rabbits and chipmunks also can dig up the garden. Raccoons can be
destructive. Foxes are beautiful, as long as they don't have rabies. If
these animals are approaching you, especially in daytime, acting
aggressive or strangely, call animal control in your local
Is it just me or is that a total buzz kill?