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Hare Today, Gone…

Hare today at Brandon

Saw this brown hare (Lepus europaeus) briefly in open farmland between Brandon and Ingram.

Hares are fairly easy to identify (is it a rabbit or is it a hare?) by their long, black-tipped ears and relatively large size – they grow from 50-70cm long. It has a golden-brown coat and a white tail.

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Snake in the Grass

Adders at Branton Lakes

We’re well into April now and I’ve only just seen my first adder of the season! This isn’t for any peculiar nature phenomenon – such as the snakes emerging much later – but rather that I hadn’t had an opportunity to go looking for them until yesterday.

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Back Adder

Back Adder Feb 2022

Ah…it’s always a sign that Spring is just around the corner – when the adders come back. Seeing your first adder of the season means that Spring is just around the corner. And yesterday (27 Feb 2022), I did indeed see my first – just the one, and here it is:

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