Mainly Mammals 2020

I can't find any others for this year, so have started this with a funny one. We have moles taking over our garden, notably our lawn, so each day Ron goes out & levels the mole-hills & knocks them down. Yesterday we went out & found this, quite small but perfectly formed! LOL

We couldn't decide if it was a one-finger salute or a new recruit to the Close Encounters fan club.

Here is a link to last years thread https://community.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/f/all-creatures/200154/mainly-mammals-2019/1285660#pifragment-4285=1

Best wishes

Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • Or a phallic symbol!  

    Joking aside, brilliant photos and link noted. 

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • The former methinks H, gesture to Ron for keep messing with their digs! Rofl

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • That's what he thought! He also poked a few sticks in the ground with plastic bottles on top (local remedy) but not done much yet. What with the moles, mole crickets & field crickets, we've not much lawn left.

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • Who needs a lawn H ... sprinkke some wildflower seeds around to fill in the gaps & attract more butterflies etc!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • We tried letting it all grow a couple of years ago & it was beautiful, but nearly killed me trying to get the mower around in the autumn! LOL I do the mowing in stages now, so that I don't cut one lot of daisies until the last lot have regrown. The borders are full of weeds (wild flowers) but the moles don't go there. Next door is an orchard, but they don't go there either Grrrrrrr

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • Now if I found that after me pinching the soil I could understand it:-)

    Lot to learn

  • "Now if I found that after me pinching the soil I could understand it:-)"

    I wouldn't mind, but they don't dig in the area of lawn I'm turning into veggie plot. I have to do it all by hand & they turn out lovely soft soil elsewhere, they must be very strong.

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • Grey Squirrel, from this morning's walk.

    My bird photos HERE

  • We suddenly have multiple Grey Sqiggles visible in trees at top of cliff but oh so very difficult to get pics, so fast & need full zoom, imagine the problems?

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • Is it cold Paul, your squirrel looks like it's pulling it's coat around it. Very cute pose.

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France