Signs of Life

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

The wounded slow worm has recovered well and will be released today, along with another that was rescued before it had a chance to fall victim to cats’ teeth and claws, but which has lost the tip of its tail — a frequent occurrence with these creatures. Here they are, happy in each other’s company.

We were surprised to find very healthy signs of life in the pond too. We thought all the fish had either been frozen to death when the pond was a block of ice for ten days this past winter or been taken by herons that regularly come down to feed. They are very clever at hiding in the murky depths. There’s a good population of newts too.