So I have decide to make a Cottontails version of Springwatch, where bunnies have a rather more significant role to play!
So, welcome to 'Springwatch at Cottontails', a series of blog posts which will run throughout June to follow the adventures of some of our local wildlife.
Here are our opening credits where you will get a glimpse at our three rabbity presenters:
And here they are on the Springwatch sofa - meet Rabbit Packham, Bunny Humble and Martin Hughes-Carrots:
Using state of the art technology we have set up cameras in several key locations around the garden including Next Box 1, Pampas-Cam and Mouse-Cam.
Here is Bunny Humble outside our first location, Nest Box 1:
And here is Rabbit Packham checking out camera at our Pampas-Cam site:
But to kick things off this week, Martin Hughes-Carrots has been down to visit Mouse-Cam and see what is happening with some of these favourite Springwatch residents...
It looks like we have selected a good location amongst the logs - Martin quickly spotted evidence of mouse occupation:
And it wasn't long before we were able to film this footage:
What a lovely creature! Mice are of course well known for their reticence in front of the camera, but Martin will be spending plenty of time monitoring Mouse-Cam and we hope to bring you lots more footage later in the week.
Well, that's it for our first installment of 'Springwatch at Cottontails' - but stay tuned for regular updates and stories over the next few days, including a report from a guest naturalist on the controversial project trialling the reintroduction of dragons to the bottom of the garden...
Thanks for joining us!