Welcome to my backyard. This blog is about the wildlife that lives and travels through our yard in suburban Northern Virginia. The yard borders a park and has a small, man-made pond. Foxes have used the space under our deck as a den for their babies. Raccoons like to raid our compost bins, and green frogs produce tadpoles in our pond each spring. We also have deer, chipmunks, squirrels, birds, a shrew, a toad, a snake, a turtle, and even a bat.