Nature sometimes throws us a curveball and makes us stop, look and laugh!!
The”Mission Impossible” squirrel shows us how agile he is by jumping, what looks like, over the badge on my car…….He was sitting on the driveway of the allotment plot when I pulled up and as I opened my car door he decided to scramble into the bushes opposite. Not before I managed to take a quick shot of him first though!
We all love a party but these frogs seem to not understand the saying that “two’s company, three’s a crowd”! I love to encourage frogs in the garden and allotment plot as they devour the slugs and snails that could decimate my crops. My husband isn’t too keen on them though as they are a nuisance in his pond with his Koi carp. These particular frogs were brazen enough to just sit in the middle of my lawn, doing what they were doing, without a second thought of who was watching them!
Not the best picture to demonstrate these next creatures, but this posse of tiny spiders took over the lid on my compost bin. They were assembled into a tight ball but the minute they felt a disturbance, they dispersed as quick as they could. I don’t mind many insects, but I draw the line at spiders; even though as tiny babies, I must admit they are really cute!
This frog looks like he’s on patrol around my allotment pond. When I first mentioned to my allotment neighbours that I was installing a pond on my plot to encourage beneficial wildlife, some of the plot holders weren’t too thrilled about the prospect of having frogs around the place. I know that they may not be the prettiest creatures to look at, but they do a great job of reduce the slug and snail population. I, for one, will continue to make them feel at home.
And the final weird and wonderful creature worth a mention has to go to the wandering duck! I live on a main road and this duck just happened to be walking along the grass verge outside my home. My neighbours were in talks discussing which would be the best recipe they could use!
Mine would be crispy in pancakes with plum sauce!
Like this, especially the squirrel. Seems to be in quite a bit of a hurry – maybe he heard what was being planned for the duck! 😉
Not sure on how he would taste. Chicken like maybe???!!:-)
Hehe! Love your animals!
For your squirrel I’d put a possum, they are quite similar only our possum is nocturnal.
Your frog reminds me of the Cain Toad. Sorry, that’s where the similarity ends, though. We use our Cain Toads for putting practice, while I can’t imagine you doing it with yours!
Ah, eh, the spiders are just peachy so long as they are in a picture, eh? We don’t have many ‘safe’ spiders over here, so if I came across those little beggars I would have grabbed a can of spray, not the camera :S
I love ducks! So does my husband. And not just because they make good eating, either, lol!
Thanks for this blog. I am heading off to bed, and this is a lovely note to end on 🙂
Thanks, as always, for your comment. Strange to think that your day is ending as mine is just starting! Nature all around the world are weird and wonderful. 🙂
That’s one for bio-diversity, I have a couple of sawn down industrial liquid carriers as wildlife ponds on the plot – the middles are used as raised beds for courgettes, pumpkins and squashes. Great variety of wildlife in these “ponds now (After five years) … but remember they also provide places for bees* to drink, and every allotment needs bees!
*Yes – really!
I love bees and often plant flowers that will attract them to site. Great beneficial insect!
Hi ya deb some of the things you see on the alloment cu 2morrow x
I know Paul. Strange how nature and wildlife really work.