Green Fingers I Wish

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fruit Bat Killed by Squirrel

It was a weird story of how a squirrel killed a fruit bat recently.

The bizarre incident was witnessed by zoologist Mr William Stanley, while he was conducting fieldwork in the forests of Tanzania.

"No-one has recorded this type of behaviour or incident before," says Mr Stanley, who saw the squirrel try to kill the bat in a tree above his head."

It`s unlikely the squirrel killed the bat for food, as they aren`t meat eaters.

One possibility is that the bat got too close to the squirrel`s food, or it`s youngsters.

Or of course the squirrel might have been a bit crazy!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Wet Weather Helps Late-Season Insects Thrive

September is often a glorious for butterflies and dragonflies. Many survive well into October and November. But, it`s the wet weather that really helps them. That shouldn`t be a problem this year, we are seeing our fair share of rain, which means many of the late-season insects,(and fungi), will thrive.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Bananas in Spain Are Not As Nice

It doesn`t matter how many times I buy bananas when I travel to Spain somehow I just can not find any that taste anywhere near as nice as those back home.

I think it has to come down to the conditions in which they are kept in Spain, being normally much hotter that it is in the UK. They go black quicker, and don`t taste anything like they should.

Fruit is usually of a pretty high standard in Spain, but from now I`ll give bananas a miss.