Appreciating Squirrels

Apparently it’s Squirrel Appreciation Day today. Who knew? As someone who does very much appreciate squirrels, I feel compelled to mark the day. We’re fortunate to live in a part of the UK that still has a population of native red squirrels, and there is a lot of activity in the area aimed at ensuring … Continue reading Appreciating Squirrels

robin’s pin cushion

In my last post, I mentioned having seen a robin's pin cushion in the hedgerow, and I was surprised when a couple of people commented that they were not familiar with this phenomenon. I rather vaguely stated that they are caused by the larvae of a wasp, but here is some more precise information, courtesy … Continue reading robin’s pin cushion