Wednesday 5 July 2017

Life on the Teasels

But first...a kitty update!

We've had traps out since Monday evening to try and relocate our feral cat colony here at work, and it didn't take long before we had our first customer, a beautiful and wild 8 week old tabby kitten. This has gone off for fostering and eventual re-homing.

I would have taken it home there and then.

Today we caught one of its parents, a smoky tabby cat with white feet. We always thought this was the male, but haven't had it confirmed yet, and this has gone off for neutering before resettlement in a less dangerous place.

After inspecting the (empty) traps this afternoon, I went for a walk around campus to photography the teasel flowers, which are attracting insects in large numbers. I'm interested in the bumblebee I've snapped here, it looks like some sort of carder, but not a common one.



All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 05.07.16


  1. A super set of images Si!

  2. What IS that third photograph from the top Si? It looks like something from another planet.

  3. Some species of carder bee I think on a teasel in flower

  4. Great photos!
    What about some kitty pics? :)

  5. We are awaiting kitten pics from the rescue! Thanks for commenting all.