My first stinkhorn! The smell is truly unbelievable.
Juvenile house sparrow which flew into my lounge and then started squaring up to its own reflection.
Gold Swift moth at Iscoyd Park. Males smell of pineapple, apparently!
Toad at Wem Moss.
Small Copper, Wem Moss.
Two Edgeley Road voles.
A glimpse of a water vole at Greenfields Rise, so outside the Country Park.
Sensitive strimming at White Lion Meadow car park by the council - a good margin of cover left for the voles.
We've had some sightings at the car park, but this latrine would tell us there's vole presence anyway.
More Edgeley Road voles, to finish.
An appreciative shout out to councils, including north Shropshire, who manage riparian areas with regard to wildlife. There was a time when contractors would strim the vegetation too far down the bank, disturbing the voles and leaving them insufficient cover. They also used to use chemical sprays. But since they've been aware of water voles along the Staggsbrook, they've been more careful in their mowing and strimming. This blog says thank you to councils who listen.