With temperatures falling to -14.5 on Saturday night and 5 inches of snow, the country has been put into havoc. While we all realize that the weather has been bad for people wanting to commute, it’s easy to forget what effect it has on the local and national wildlife! The snow and ice make it very hard to find food for many animals. An example of this is the Kingfisher, which relies on running streams, brooks and other water sources to catch their meals, so they are obviously going to findÂ it difficult to stay fed when the brook is frozen. Again, feeding garden birds will make a big difference to there survival as said in the previous post.
Apart from the difficulties of finding food in these harsh conditions, they do make an already stunning area look even more beautiful. Here are a few pictures from the area around the Wombrook to illustrate.