It seems that winter is having a last battle with spring. We’ve had snow the last two days but rain is forecast for later and milder weather for tomorrow, it will possibly be the last. I know many of you are still under a couple of feet of snow but it’s so unusual for it to snow here in the west of Ireland that the first thing I do is reach for the camera!
Most exciting of all were the hare prints down in the newer wood where there are ash, cherry and oak trees. I followed them for a bit and came across some droppings too. In Ireland we have Irish hares (Lepus timidus hibernicus), a unique subspecies of the Mountain Hare (Lepus timidus). Having studied hares for my thesis they are one of my favourite animals.