Category Archives: Wildlife


During the distraction of the forest fire I had forgotten to remove those three big black-and-yellow-striped caterpillars with the red dots I’d seen on my parsley.¬† It was two days later that I plucked them off the bare stalks that … Continue reading

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REAL Toad-in-the-Hole

Now THAT’S a Toad in a Hole! Down the bottom of the garden in the sunflowers and sweetcorn lives a toad in a hole. When he hears the hose pipe in the mornings he comes out and puts his face … Continue reading

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