Maine Inn Creating Strawberry-Filled 'Rabbitats'
Cottontail rabbits in Maine are endangered, so one inn is working to restore a 'Rabbitat'
A Maine inn is getting into the locavore spirit by planting wild strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, dogwood and alder trees, winterberries, and dewberry shrubs, but the fruit from these new plants won't be served up in their kitchen.
Inn by the Sea, in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, is planting shrubs and herbs for bunny rabbits, namely Cottontail rabbits, which are endangered in the area.
The beach resort is working to recreate "rabitats" that help the bunnies survive. Unfortunately, visitors won't be able to help out (or try any of the berries) since the land belongs to the Department of Conservation, a representative tells us, but the bunnies are adorable. Plus, it's just in time for Easter.
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