Hi Folks, just a caution here if you're creating habitats for snakes - you'll not only attract garter snakes, but other kinds, too, such as Rattlesnakes if they live in your area. Just this morning I stumbled onto a large rattler that was living under some cardboard in my garden. I've been using cardboard in some of my beds to keep out the weeds, and when I went to move a piece, there was a huge rattler in the strike position with rattles sounding off. Needless to say, I ran off with my heart pounding. So please know what types of snakes live in your area and beware!