Monday, 27 October 2008
There's snow on them there hills!
It was cold today. Sunny, but very cold with interspersed hail showers. I looked over toward the mountains and saw that true signal that winter is now here: icing sugar topped peaks. You can't see them very well on this photo, so you'll just have to take my word for it!
The changing season has also sparked change among the wildlife. The red squirrel, who comes to the tree outside my office window, is busy stashing the nuts that we leave in secret spots to tide him over in leaner times. Of course he'll forget where he hid half of them, but other animals may benefit when they stumble across them, and some may even become our future woodlands.
On the path today I found evidence that the badgers are still very active. They don't hibernate, but will spend more time holed up in their setts during the colder months. This track is from a very large male. Luckily I managed to take a picture before Fox put his big paws over the top!