Thursday, 19 November 2009


Working at Worcester College we are so lucky to be outside every day and come across wildlife in various forms throughout the year. Our most recent friend is a frog who we discovered when blowing the leaves off the hebaceous border. Over the past 11 months we have had encounters with wildfowl that have visited the gardens; a Swan, Cormorant, Merganser, Heron and a Little Grebe. Birds seen in the gardens such as Gold Crests, Sparrow Hawks, Woodpeckers, Kingfisher and the more common birds, Robins, Great Tits, Long Tailed Tits and Blackcap. A Hedgehog has also been successfully rehomed at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital.
Due to the warm weather the number of butterflies have increased this year, sightings include; Red Admiral, Peacock, Scarlet Tiger, Comma and Small Tortoiseshell. Most of our encounters are very pleasant ones, but not all, as Lucy had a nasty coming together with a hornet and was very unpleasantly stung, which was very painful.

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