Night time visitors


Here’s 2 of the UKs most hated animals (by some anyway) a fox and a badger happily feeding side by side.  Not a shotgun in sight.  Apparently they see the garden as a safe haven after going out sneezing all over cattle & climbing through open windows in the dead of night to eat babies.

In case its not blindingly obvious, I am against the badger cull currently running in the UK to appease certain farmers.  Nice to see Village Farm in Devon doing whats right though, maybe check out the link & send some peanuts their way to help out?


Fox & badger feed side by side in garden, England, UK


Also take a look at the work of the Badger Trust and the Fox Project

Anyone for peanuts?

2 different views here of a couple of common UK mammals.  These are not likely to confuse you on your British mammals identification! We have a family of 5 foxes (Latin name Vulpes vulpes) that visit us most evenings, there’s usually 2 or 3 hanging around and hopefully they see it as a safe place to be.  I took this little video of them chowing down on some peanuts the other night

4 foxes in an East Sussex garden, England, UK

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Garden wildlife, East Sussex

Finding wildlife to photograph can often be tricky to say the least, so recently I’ve taken to a bit of macro photography in the garden.  Its something that I do mostly on diving trips but should do more of at home, even though it can be an absolute nightmare trying to identify different species!

1st up is 1 of at least 3 slow worms in my garden, they are totally harmless lizards, not snakes, and if you’re wondering “Do slow worms bite?” then the answer is no 🙂  These guys live in and around our compost bins and luckily the area is full of slugs which the slow worms eat.

Slow worm (Anguis fragilis) East Sussex garden, England, UK ©
Slow worm (Anguis fragilis) East Sussex garden, England, UK ©

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