Things to Look Out For!

Friday, April 7th 2017

There are lots of things to spot at Foxglove at the moment, but tonight you can also see Foxglove from the comfort of your own home. Check us out on Tony Robinson: Coast to Coast on Channel 5 at 8pm this evening!

In other news we have had sightings of some of our more elusive wildlife this week: There’s been more activity on the water vole feeding platforms (in case you were interested; our experiment earlier in the week to see if they like hazel catkins tells us that they’re not a favourite – apple gone, catkins left behind!).

We have also had our first sightings of common lizards this year, now awake from their winter hibernation. This one was spotted basking. As cold blooded (ectothermic) animals they can’t produce their own body heat and so bask to warm up to their optimum body temperature. Common lizards can flatten their bodies when basking to increase the surface area they have exposed to the sun, so helping them to warm up faster.

They camouflage well among the rough grass.


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