Friday, 1 June 2012
Hares and Snails
Very humid last night and when I went into the garden there were lots of brightly coloured snails eating decaying Centaurea flower heads. Felt mean as just put down some "Growing Success" slug pellets from the organic gardening society around my peas. They are only meant to kill slugs and snails and be safe for wildlife, but the snails were managing to look very beautiful. This morning we had a hare feding on the grass heads in the yard, watching us watching it through the window, eventually it wandered off literally kicking its heels as it went. It appears to be an on again off again thing with the Redstarts they are in and out of the hole in the wall but not that often to have young. Watched two voles have a real barney in the drystone wall by the greenhouse, totally oblivious to me. They chased in and out of the wall, coming to blows in the grass, one tried to run off but the other grabbed its bum and bit and shook it. It was a very, very noisy affair.
Hare eating grass flower heads
Brown-lipped and White-lipped snails