Monday, May 18, 2009

If you go down to the woods today.......


May is the classic month when the blue haze of flowering bluebells carpet the woodland floors and surround the tree trunks. They are also known as 'wild hyacinths'.
We were lucky enough to spot this magnificent brown hare soaking up the morning sun as we drove by local woodland. It stayed very still for some time posing for this photo before lopping off deeper into the woods. They can reach speeds of 45mph if they have to. The brown hare is larger than the other species of hare in Britain, the mountain hare, and is recognisable by its very long black-tipped ears.

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