Archive for August, 2013

The Burrowers: Animals Underground Part 3 (Rabbits)

Saturday, August 31st, 2013
Someone has been planting new gorse bushes between takes!

The final episode of Animals Underground, is set above ground – with the youngsters growing up and learning to survive outside the warren. To recap, the original adult population has grown from ten to fifty odd, with the adult females on their second (a few none agouti’s in this batch!) and third litters. Population Explosion […]

The Burrowers: Animals Underground Part 2 (Rabbits)

Sunday, August 25th, 2013
mum and baby rabbit

Episode 2 of The Burrowers: Animals Underground follows the youngsters as they grow up in the warren and then take their first steps outside. It also looks at how the warren helps protect rabbits from predators.

The Burrowers: Animals Underground Part 1 (Rabbits)

Saturday, August 17th, 2013
artificial rabbit warren

Last night the BBC broadcast the first in a new series: The Burrowers: Animals Underground presented by Chris Packham. It aims to observe what badgers, water voles and rabbits get up to whilst they are underground by building and stocking artificial tunnel systems accessible to cameras. Just in case you missed it, here is a review of the first episode.

Hay, Hay, Hay

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
meadow hay, orchard grass, readi grass, timothy hay, oat hay

Scamp trying out samples of Western Timothy Hay, Readigrass, Oat Wheat & Barley Hay, Meadow Hay, Orchard Grass, and Green Oat Hay. Find out which he thinks is the tastiest.