Yep... the resident rabbit in our yard is making preparations. This morning when I went out to the back yard with one of the dogs I saw her about 40 feet away and I couldn't be sure what she had in her mouth ( no glasses on).. until I saw her pulling wads of grass. I looked away for just a second and the next she was gone. I had a suspicion where she went and found out the next trip out with the other dog. She was back to the same spot pulling more grass, not caring that I was watching or that there was a dog either, she got her bunch and leaped into the thick Asian ivy behind the back of the house. A minute later she popped back out for more. She's been a busy critter this year! I saw her nursing babies out in the open one evening at dusk in the front side yard weeks back. That was the only time I saw those babies. I had no idea what she was doing then, thought she was chewing on paper because I saw something white. I walked over towards her because it was dark enough to not see well and when I got within fifteen feet of her I stopped and saw the babies on their backs under her nursing and left so she would not run. Then, maybe 4-5 weeks ago I saw a tiny baby just outside the edge of the Asian ivy.. maybe 5-6 weeks old. Never saw it again. It wouldn't have been one of the babies I saw in the front because it was too little. Aaah... more babies! No wonder our grass has a lot of empty areas this year. I tell her to eat the neighbors grass but she doesn't listen~ Probably should give her a name. She's lived around our house for a year and has no fear of us or the dogs. I took this photo of her July 20th... in the grass next to my car.