Hanging out washing is an occupational hazards of working from a home office. Working from home invariably means I'm around when the washing machine finishes its spin cycle. And in most Irish households if the weather is dry there's always one overriding imperative: to get the washing hung out as soon as humanly possible! I don't really mind. There's … [Read more...] about Unexpected wildlife hotspot: the washing line!
Spring, it seems, has come early to Ireland this year. On Saturday the 07 of January I spotted a clump of frogspawn in a roadside ditch beside a small lake not far from the house. Frogspawn, in West Cork, laid the first week of January. That’s just nuts! Common Frogs normally emerge from hibernation around the middle of February -- but this year it seems the abnormally … [Read more...] about Frogspawn in early January