Category: Wildlife

Back to the wild

It’s all been about releasing animals this week. It’s so good to know that six fox cubs will be going back to the wild shortly. They will be given a soft release. Initially they are placed in a large pen in a safe rural location where they are fed. After a few weeks the cage door is left open, but…

Returning to normality

The hay run can be quite challenging…everyone wants to be a part of it! As usual, wildlife is full to over-flowing with hedgehogs. Almost 100 at the moment. The really sickly ones need hand-feeding. This little chap has the most awful lung-worm and was close to death when he came in. He’s hanging on, three days later, thankfully. We also…

A special needs hedgehog, and other news

I have another special needs hedgehog. Drum roll please. Introducing…. Hattie! Hattie arrived at the rescue, as a tiny hoglet last autumn, unfortunately, she has trouble walking. The vet thinks she has a neurological problem, she can use all her legs but has no coordination at all and rolls about. All four legs seem to go in different directions. Despite…

Out of kilter

There has been talk of climate change for years now, and while the alleged experts continue to debate the causes, the weather and seasons become ever more erratic and unpredictable, to the point where the process has now been given a name, “Weather Weirding.” Across the globe, incidents of severe and extreme weather are now becoming the norm. I have certainly noticed a change…

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