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!