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Mrs Peacock & Chicks

Mrs Peacock & Chicks

Mrs Peacock and her chicks. This was the view from my studio window on June 18th last year. What a difference a year makes. Sadly, I have no idea whether there are any chicks at the Larmer Tree Gardens this year as, for the past month, the lodge has been covered in...

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Mosi ‘n’ Me

Mosi ‘n’ Me

Am really sorry to hear that dear Mosi has passed away. From 2006-2010 I was involved with the UK Wolf Conservation Trust. I had been invited by Denise Taylor, UKWCT Specialist Advisor and Prof. Marco Musiani from Calgary University, to illustrate two books concerned...

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Flying Free

Flying Free

Lovely to see my 2nd rescued female Pipistrelle bat fly high and free tonight. Just over a week ago she was cat attacked, but thankfully didn't receive any serious injuries and has progressed well. I returned her to the area in which she was found; she knew exactly...

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Brown Long-Eared Bat Survey

Brown Long-Eared Bat Survey

Am a bit concerned tonight, as it was my annual Brown Long-Eared bat roost count tonight and no bats appeared.  For nearly 20yrs we have had a Brown Long-eared bat maternity roost in our loft.  It used to be the third largest known colony in the South West.  The...

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Misbehaving Meniscus

Can't believe it... but then again I can, as it has really hurt for many weeks now. I thought it would go of its own accord and have been popping paracetamol but to no avail. Finally phoned the Dr. yesterday: a thirty minute wait to get through, but it was worth it as...

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Box of Bats

Box of Bats

Couldn't believe someone would do such a thing. In June, nine years ago, 50+ baby bats, plus a couple of mum bats were found by a dog walker, in a cardboard box in the middle of a field.The bats had obviously been ripped from the safety of their maternity roost in a...

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Bat Rescue No. 2

Bat Rescue No. 2

Headed for the garden studio to do some artwork and received a call re: a cat that attacked a bat last night. Spent the remainder of day on the road collecting the bat and then administering medication, anti bio's etc. She is a female Soprano Pip. and when I found her...

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Batty Business No.1.

Batty Business No.1.

Sat in my mesh tent in the garden with my little rescue bat tonight. We did this on her arrival 6 weeks ago, and I realised then that she couldn't fly and that the cat had either broken her pelvis or leg, as she could only crawl. So since then, she has been on forced...

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Corona & Bats

Corona & Bats

It is unfortunate that the average person has a deep prejudice against the bat. Without looking or thinking for himself, he accepts a lot of absurd tales about the winged one, and passes them on and on, never caring for the injustice he does or the pleasure he loses....

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Daisy

Daisy

Please bear with me whilst I fluff myself up all proud for a second, and mention our Granddaughter Daisy.  Have just learned that our lovely Granddaughter’s artwork has been selected from 17,000 entries at the Royal Academy of Arts!! Well done Daisy!  From a very...

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