And we have bunnies!
Much to the delight of the students (and horror of gardeners everywhere), a litter of baby bunnies was discovered by the 7th grade class. At first glance, nothing seemed to be amiss in the garden. As the students were watering the basil, though, the dirt began to move. Sure enough, burrowed under the basil were five sleeping baby bunnies pig piled on top of each other. It was enough to grab all the students attention as word spread around the school that the new garden had baby bunnies!
Unfortunately, bunnies are detrimental to the health of any garden. (In fact, we had intentionally planted marigolds around the edge of the raised beds in order to prevent this very problem.) Unsure of how to proceed, we consulted with several veteran gardeners. Although the baby bunnies had not yet done any harm, it was clear that they had to be removed. It was suggested that we get a box to transport them to the Carleton Arb to prevent their return.
With heavy hearts at removing the babies from their parents, we set out on a Saturday to do the deed while the students were away. To our pleasant surprise, however, the bunnies were nowhere to be found!
As of July 12th, there have been no further bunny sightings.