Wednesday, 4 April 2012
"Aha! Fresh, young horse chestnut leaves and bud scales on the ground in the old tree nursery at Filnore! Who could have nibbled off such a thing?"
"Yes you, grey squirrel."
Horse chestnut shoots are the grey squirrels' asparagus. Often they nibble halfway through the new shoots and leave them dangling at the end of the twig, or bite the young leaves and shoots right off.
You often see grey squirrels at Filnore but they move so quickly it's hard to photograph them. This photo is therefore not one of mine.