During our first summer in North Wales, it was the profusion of beautiful butterflies in the garden which initially fascinated us. But it wasn’t long before we started to enjoy the many birds that visited the garden. It soon became clear that the hedgerows, meadows and woodland around the mill were also home to many marvellous mammals.
On one occasion, Dave was surprised to see an enormous hare hopping down the lane in front of his car. I was disappointed that I missed the spectacle! For my part, I was amused and annoyed in equal measure when I discovered that a squirrel was visiting the front garden on a daily basis to pinch our strawberries! The cheeky chappie had been running over the footbridge across the river from the woodland to grab a tasty snack!
There are also badgers around the area but I think we need to invest in night vision goggles if we are going to see them! Badgers are illusive creatures but it is nice to know that they are there.