Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Hare today ......

A bit of a wash and brush up !, make the most of it as hard times may be on the horizon. 

Its not much fun being a Hare in Winter despite the very high thermal properties of their fur coats.

When the ground is hard, vegetation above ground is thin to say the least and cover is scarce so these mammals come under a great deal of pressure.

In heavy falling snow they lie low, perhaps in a scrape to tough it out but this is also good news because as the snow builds up it creates a windbreak from chill winds and almost an Igloo like environment.

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant images John. I never thought of the troubles Hares etc face during the winter. The last image sums it up perfectly