Monday, May 29, 2006

Herissons sans frontiers

I picked a lousy day to try scything the grass in the small garden behind our house, but in between hail storms during the wettest May since 1773 I gave it a go.

I almost scythed straight into an extremely large but unseen frog. Fortunately, he or she hopped away just in time and hid in an uncut patch.

How did the frog get here? So many of the fences are pretty impenetrable. I understand the situation was different just a few years ago when the people who used to live a few doors down at number 6 (and now live round the corner) used to have hedgehogs coming through all the time. One used to come and sleep in the potato basket in their house.

How could we open up more small wildlife corridors and opportunities around here?

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