Often when I’m out walking, my path crosses with other wanderers; not people but creatures in peril – that need a helping hand. I follow the example of Saint Francis; if he came across ‘Brother Worm’ on the path – he would gently lift it to one side – to safety. As well as worms – and a grasshopper recently – I have rescued countless newts across the road; it must have been a bumper year for them…
A ‘handful’ of wriggling newts returning to safer ground…29th. September 2015
A tiny newt with a ‘very wide’ road to cross. 29th. September 2015
Alas too late for poor Toad ‘stopped’ in his tracks…12th. Sepetember 2015
but not for Jeremy Fisher…2nd. October 2015
Released into the meadow from inside my reflective vest.
And even a cold little Honey Bee on the pavement at Tintern yesterday…3rd. October 2015.
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My most challenging rescue mission – a jackdaw that was dangling from scaffold, caught-up in string – the more it flapped and struggled the tighter the string became. Hooded by my scarf – it lay perfectly still while I cut the tight string away…
Now free again – once I ‘could’ let go! I’d love a Corvid!