Squirrel Appreciation Day 2021

January 21st is a day to appreciate squirrels, especially if, like us, you are lucky enough to be in an area that still supports Britain's native red squirrel. I have been putting hazel nuts out in a feeder box for our local reds for a while now, and getting the occasional glimpse through the trees, … Continue reading Squirrel Appreciation Day 2021

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