Friday, 8 January 2010

Survival of the fittest

This was noon today: -6 degrees in the sun.

The vast majority* of our wildlife is under there somewhere, hibernating or overwintering as an egg or pupa. Some lie at the bottom of ditches and ponds, others in crevices in bark, some buried in the ground. Eventually, when we get a thaw, survivors will begin to emerge and start the cycle all over again. Survival of the fittest indeed.

*the remainder will be lying somewhere in Southern Europe or North Africa.

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