#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 19/Apr/22

A rainy day in the forest. This puddle is a more or less permanent feature in this spot. So much so that local amphibians (we think either toads or newts) have taken to laying their spawn there. We often used to walk past and watch the tadpoles wriggling. But, recently, there’s been work carried out nearby using heavy machinery to modernise the power lines that pass through here on tall poles. It looks as though that disturbance has scared off the small wildlife this year. We’ll have to see if they return next spring. I hope so.


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9 thoughts on “#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 19/Apr/22

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  2. So rightly explained such a bad sight that we humans have for our needs to fullfill have destroyed the nature. We must respect and conserve the wildlife it is not only improtant for them but for us too in future. 🙏


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  4. Oooh, fun – mud! We had rain all day yesterday and I had to stick to sidewalks today because the dirt paths were all mud. The pair of geese in the run-off pond behind the church next door has become very used to people feeding them – they came right out of the bushes and paddled over to me early this morning. I feed them good stuff – cracked corn. But it does sink rather quickly in the water, so I only throw a little at a time!

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    1. We found some other tadpoles a short distance away, Noelle, so hope they’re the offspring of the adults that used to use this spot.
      Sounds as though you’re feeding those geese the right food. So many will feed them bread, which is not really very good for them.

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