I’d like to maintain my property in an “au natural” quasi wild state. The property abuts an area that was designated as “sensitive lands” because it is a wildlife trail down to the north side of Lake Oswego. The wildlife is abundant and inspirational. The antics of fawns playing hide and seek with boundless energy on the hills and bedding down on the lawn — towhees, junkos, multiple species of hummingbirds, nuthatches and yesterday a pileated woodpecker. The flickers used the snag 2 years but I think squirrels found their nest this year. Downies and sapsuckers protect my trees. Chickadees used a cherry tree snag this spring. Screech owls hunt the mice drawn to the bird feeders. This spring I heard a barred owl for awhile. A chipmunk lives in the rock wall by the deck. It’s wonderful!