Cathy alerted me to the fact that in the UK, the Wildlife Trust challenge people to the 12 Days Wild at Christmas, running from the 25th December to the 5th January. The idea is to do something to help nature but I was thinking it may be nice opportunity to just observe and record nature too. I am going to try and share with you what I see each day. I am starting on the 24th though as this may well be one of my wildlife highlights of the year.
We went for a local walk and spotted these two Irish hare in our neighbours field. I think they thought it was spring as they were chasing each other around.
Hares, and particularly Irish hares, are among my favourite animals.
They ran though the whole field, coming quite close at times.
All I have to show for this day is our Christmas tree. This year it is a birch tree.
We enjoyed a lovely walk with my sister and spotted this raven who appeared to be cleaning his beak on this old fence post.
A finally a cute little mushroom from our walk today, not sure if it is going to grow to a shaggy ink cap or if it is something totally different.
More to follow during the week.