One of our greatest concerns over the recent heatwave and drought, has been for wildlife.
We have put out bowls of water for the hedgehogs etc, seeds out for the birds, and even fed carrots to the horses. I suspect the animal world has suffered far more than we humans.
We had a small amount of rain recently, and I was pleased to see the above yesterday morning. The soil is obviously now moist enough for small rodents to dig, and find worms. I don't know what was responsible for this hole, probably either a mouse or a vole. I expect the poor creature was very happy to be able to dig again.
It's always interesting to see what's moving around the house and fields. This has been a very strange year for nature. The only beasties which seem to be thriving are the ants. The cicadas have been much quieter than usual and we haven't heard our normal night birds.ReplyDelete
I fear a lot may have perished. It's been so hot and dry, and many species simply can't survive.Delete
Nature is one thing but it's disturbing to hear you are feeding carrots to horses, as if they are not being fed well when grass is short on supply.ReplyDelete
They are in a small field with hardly any grass. The few carrots we give them doesn't really make much difference, but they enjoy them.Delete
We have done reasonably well for rain here Cro and more forecast for later today.ReplyDelete
There is some forecast for next Wednesday (a week away), but it's still very dry. We need a really good downpour for our mushroom harvest!Delete
I would think that small rodents etc. living in your area would have adapted over the centuries to living there. Nature has a way of being resilient and surviving.ReplyDelete
I think it's been exceptionally dry this year, the small underground animals have been suffering.Delete
We have had a generous amount of cold and wet,like Weave! A little too generous, I know we are in the West of Scotland, but!!ReplyDelete
I do follow the UK weather, and it does seem to have been quite wet this year. Usually our weathers are not that different, but not so this year.Delete
We have had a lot of rain and at times, too much. However, I would take that over drought any day.ReplyDelete
I shall be out watering the garden again today!Delete
The rabbits, chipmunks, mice and moles seem to have proliferated greatly. I have holes similar to the one you show throughout my property, even in grassy areas. It's been hot here too. We are getting showers for the next day or two.ReplyDelete
No rain for a while here. We need some desperately for the mushroom (Cepe) season.Delete
We are back to 90+ temps again. I try to keep water and seed out all the time.ReplyDelete
We're staying in the upper 20's C here for a while. What we need is overnight rain.Delete
There's a hole in my garden dear Liza, dear LizaReplyDelete
There's a hole in my garden dear Liza, a hole!
With what should I mend it dear Liza, dear Liza
With what should I mend it, dear Liza mend it?
With your (CENSORED BY BLOGGER)
Not as rude as I was expecting!Delete
Looks like a bee holeReplyDelete
It could Bee. A Bumble Bee, or a Carpenter Bee maybe.Delete