When my kids were a few years younger (like 10 years ago!) and the blossoms started popping they would begin to remind me that it was time to visit our nearby "Bunny Park."
We loved the bunny park in the spring. The park has lots of beautiful old oak trees with acres of underbrush, perfect for baby bunnies. There would be lots of mama bunnies hiding in the thicket protecting their babies from their enemies... and curious children. Every once in awhile the mama bunnies emerge from the bushes and go hopping through the park. Sometimes we would see up to 20 or 30 bunnies all throughout the huge park. All the kids would squeal and start chasing them in all directions. Those bunnies were so fast!
After several trips to the park without even getting close to those quick little fur balls we finally got smart and started bringing Bunny Bait (mostly bread crumbs). We didn't try to hold the cute bunnies but we did get close enough, with our bunny bait, to feed them.
Sweet childhood memories of spring at the Bunny Park. Now that my kids are older they still like bunnies but our "bait" has changed a bit.
Here's our Bunny Bait recipe:
Mix together: Bugles, Chex Mix (the cheesy kind), Reeses p-butter eggs, small pastel colored malt ball eggs, M&M's, pastel colored candy corn, and Warhead Sour Jelly Beans.
Popped the mix in a mason jar with a cute label (from simplykierste) and twine. There you have it...Bunny Bait!
Happy Spring...and newborn Bunnies!