Thursday, 29 November 2012


It snowed on Turó de l'home, the Montseny mountain that overlooks the Croft.

Turó de l'home, white, Arbutus unedo red-and-white

Autumn winds, winter white.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Sweet Saly

The Salamanders (Salamander salamandra) are back - heading across the track to their winter hibernations. Last night we had to stop 6 times on the track home to move a little black and yellow crawler onto the safety of the verge.

Long, tall saly

And then, dismantling an old chicken shed I found this near-caterpillar in its cocoon. It likes dark, chickeny places:

A future bug

Monday, 12 November 2012

No kissing, Bufo

I found her in the compost heap yesterday:

Bufo bufo

Sadly, kissing her did not produce the princess I'd hoped for.