I was delighted to discover a Slow Worm in the garden, this week. These little creatures are classed, I believe, as endangered and so knowing that they are existing safely in our cottage garden is great news. The whole ethos behind the garden is to encourage and attract in all forms of wildlife. It seems that the base of our garden hedgerow is the perfect haven.
Are you aware that Slow Worms can shed their tails, while in distress, as they try to evade the capture of a predator? It seems, from what I have read, that their tails do not fully grow back, but they do grow back to some extent. How incredible nature is.
Do you have any wildlife visitors, or even residents, to your garden that are endangered? Please answer in the comments below and feel free to say something about your own garden.