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We have plenty of hedgehogs at The Dulaig B&B

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We have plenty of hedgehogs at The Dulaig B&B
We read today The Times is raising money for the Hedgehog Society because hedgehog numbers are seriously declining in UK. It made us remember how lucky we are to have so many hedgehogs in our garden at The Dulaig B&B. We can see several in an evening, and often our guests see their first hedgehog here.    Our hedgehogs are doing so well that they sometimes have two litters of young a year, and these pictures are of tiny hoglets (baby hedgehogs) which we rescued in A...
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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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Wildlife flocks to The Dulaig wildlife pond

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Wildlife flocks to The Dulaig wildlife pond
Our new wildlife pond works for wildlife! In the few months since we built it the pond has already attracted a wide variety of birds including grey wagtails and a heron. The  pebble beach is a great spot for the baby newts which sun themselves in the shallow water, and blackbirds, doves and other birds love to bathe and drink there too. Red squirrels, pheasants and other birds including up to 17 wild mallard ducks visit the pond every day….. we can’t wait for ...
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