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Our first hedgehog rescue of 2015

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Our first hedgehog rescue of 2015
We found this little hedgehog, our first Autumn Juvenile of the year, on our drive at The Dulaig last night. It looks in good condition but weighing only 400 grams it is highly unlikely to be able to put on enough weight to enable it to reach 750 grams before it hibernates for winter here in the Scottish Highlands.  We kept it indoors overnight, fed it on catfood which it loved, and today took it for overwintering to Munlochy Animal Rescue about 60 miles away.  We are lucky t...
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Rose after the rain

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Rose after the rain
We have had lots of lovely weather this summer at The Dulaig, but even in the rain there are plenty of things to see in our garden. We have over 60 rose bushes here -how beautiful is this Queen of Sweden rose after a shower?
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Red Squirrel caught in the act eating our pine cones!

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Here is the little red squirrel which is currently working its way through our pine cones. It is responsible for the pile of stripped cones shown in my post of 20 July. The squirrel is very cute....and very welcome at The Dulaig. I am glad we have so many cones for it to enjoy!
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A breakfast special....for Red Squirrels!

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A breakfast special....for Red Squirrels!
No, not a new Breakfast Special at The Dulaig....these cones are the remains of a special breakfast (and dinner) for a Red Squirrel! The squirrel has eaten all this from one tree in our garden in just a couple of days and is out there right now tucking in. It is also tucked in amongst the branches right at the top of the pine tree so although I can see it I cannot get a good photo this morning so thought I would let you see the squirrel's handywork. Very neat nibbling, don't you think...
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