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It's Baby Bunny Season

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

Is there anything cuter than a baby bunny? We think not; that is, until they are eating from home gardens. 

Rabbit mating season runs from March through September with baby bunnies appearing on lawns and gardens starting in late spring. They will stay close to mothers until they go out on their own after just three weeks!

While they are indeed adorable, bunnies are destructive in gardens and will eat all sorts of vegetables and herbs including carrots (of course), basil, cilantro, celery, fennel, peas, peppers, spinach and collard greens. 

Gardeners that wish to protect their landscapes from rabbit damage will need to install a metal hexagonal fence in the garden. The reason for choosing steel fencing with PVC as opposed to plastic is that rabbits chew - mainly to trim down their teeth which they grow up to 5" each year. Installers should trench the fence into the ground about 6-12 inches to prevent burrowing attempts. 

As if bunnies aren't a problem in the spring and summertime, fawns, kits and coyote pups are birthing, too.