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this an incredible evocative noise. It’s definitely not the weather now, but it just reminds me of summer. I cannot work out why I feel this. I must have heard them as a child one summer holiday and it lodged in my subconscious until December 2008. Weird
was taken some years ago. It was during December, yet these two were still up for some early morning love-making.
-35 mm Geotrupes I used to find, but pretty enough under a hand lens. Spider webs are not long-lived, so this specimen must have been on the wing in mid-December. Fairly unusual I thought.Even more unusual, Saturday I found the same species walking about
. They are mainly encountered in October and November, but you may occasionally come across one in December and even further into winter or early spring as these tiny hedgehogs struggle to survive.If you spot one out now - during the day or night - it’s almost
no birds, despite the sparkling clean feeders and expensive food I put out for them.I'm pleased to report that this has all changed. What's more, my garden has become a battle ground. When the snow came in December, a robin and blackbird tentatively started
little on the heavy side. Sue intends to put him on a strict exercise regime this spring.There were two hedgehogs that ran around their cage, and four underweight siblings who had been brought to Sue in December, having been found wondering around looking