Apricots

Apricots

I have an apricot tree in the backyard of the house I rent. It always freezes late in the spring here, so it has never fruited in the years we've lived here. It looks like this year it's going to get fruit! I know nothing about fruit trees. Should I do anything to help these fruits along, or do I just let them do their thing and pick 'em? Also, I don't mind sharing with the birds and squirrels, but is there any way to keep this tree from becoming the neighborhood attraction? This tree is a popular path for raccoons in the summer too, so I don't know what to do about that.
Um… What kind of tree is this?

Um… What kind of tree is this?

April bedroom post now complete.

April bedroom post now complete.

Mystery plant

Mystery plant

Garden Update

Garden Update

Spring in bloom!

Spring in bloom!

My first seedlings!

My first seedlings!