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Response to Skidmore (Reply #7)

Sat May 31, 2014, 06:56 PM

8. Where we are, it's mostly just temperature extremes so far.

Not drought conditions, but long snaps of very low temps in winter, over 100 for periods of a week or two at a time in summer. I'd really like to put in a water feature simply to help keep the local wildlife alive. I've found dead birds in the yard several times during those heatwaves. We've got a bird bath, but it's black wrought iron and sits in the sun. I think a shallow pool under the apple trees might be good, although I've always already got mosquito issues around the raspberry canes.

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