The recent digging of a trench to divert water away from my garden in combination with a regrading of the garden space to deal with a couple low spots gave me a whole lot of stones to remove. I started just tossing them into the woods but there were so many that I switched to making piles just at the entrance to the woods. I thought that maybe it’ll attract some garter snakes that would be beneficial for my garden. This will give them a warm spot to bask on when the sun hits them. Not sure if it’ll work but nothing ventured nothing gained. Not much in the way of snakes here in VT which is good as I’m not a fan. A bit too far north/too cold for them. Garter snakes are the most common.