By Ruth D’Alessandro, The Wildlife Gardener It’s been a strange month in the Wildlife Garden. Last week I was wearing a T-shirt and potting up cucumber seedlings in warm sunshine. This week, a chilling northerly wind and wintry showers are keeping this frustrated Wildlife Gardener indoors. Seeing as there’s little to report, I thought I’d set my loyal readership a couple of puzzles: Puzzle 1 – Do Owls Have The Wit to Woo You? Some commercial radio stations are running an ad for a certain vehicle breakdown service. It goes something like this:
‘You’ve broken down at night. What sounds are you likely to hear?’ (Sound effect: Whoo-wooo! Loud flapping of wings) ‘An owl’ (Sound effect: rustling of leaves, snuffling) ‘A badger’ (Sound effect: chug of diesel engine, handbrake going on) ‘A certain breakdown service turning up’.
Question: what is SO zoologically WRONG with this advert? Puzzle 2 – Fairyland?
Question: Look at this picture. What was happening in the Wildlife Garden? Please blog me your thoughts. Answers next week!