Sunday, 13 October 2013

Wildlife at Hazel Cottage

Autumn seems to bring out the wildlife here at Hazel Cottage.  We were particularly happy to see a squirrel is back in the garden.  Seeing as we have a large hazel tree we were a bit sad when we seemed to be without a squirrel for a while.  But the lure of the hazelnuts brought one back into the garden - he is spending every single moment running about the garden at high speed hiding food.  The squirrel hides nuts everywhere - no doubt we will find several hazel trees in time!

The robin is also far more visible at this time of year - after his summer hiatus.  We see him every day now, and hear him constantly tik tik tiking.
Of course the other wildlife are the hundreds of spiders all over the garden.  I tried taking some close up pictures...
For someone who is a little afraid of spiders, I do find them really fascinating as well. 

They appear to work so very hard at building their webs this time of year that I end up feeling guilty if I have to break a bit of web.  Insane especially when sometimes I have to break a web to get out of the back door....

Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”
Humbert Wolfe


  1. great photos! Can't beat a squirrel for cuteness. We have dozens of them in our local park. My dog chases them, but they simply run up the side of trees, chattering crossly at her.

    1. They aren't easily intimidated are they! I love watching our squirrel, leaping around the garden for hours. I do wonder how many nuts they find again though.... x