Thursday, 22 January 2015

A Winter Without Snow and The Fox Project...
It seems the snow queen has decided not to visit us this year in the South West of England. We have had plenty of frost, but only a tiny bit of snow for five minutes which soon melted away. I'm really missing it because last year we did not have any either. I think a winter without snow is just wrong and a sign of environmental changes that is causing a lot of problems in nature.This beautiful 'Snow Queen' illustration is by Angela Barrett from pinterest and A winter scene from January 2010 near my home.

The milder weather and constant rain encouraged the birds to have chicks far too early in 2014, I saw a few casualties in the garden and baby birds were dying because of the warm and then sudden cold climate. This poor little fellow did not survive. I tried feeding him and keeping him warm, but he was far too weak and there was no sign of his parents anywhere.
We really do need to treasure and preserve wildlife because it is getting harder for birds and animals to survive environmental changes and the cruelity of man.
I decided to start the New year in a positive way. I found 'The Fox Project' on Facebook just before Christmas. They are a none-profit organization that is run by volunteers, who help injured foxes and abandoned cubs. 
The photo shown below was taken from their Website Gallery. Lorraine was an abandoned vixen cub and was successfully rehabilited into the wild...
I will never understand why anyone would want to harm these beautiful shy creatures. Farmers and people that own chickens seem to have always disliked the fox and consider them as vermin or aggressive towards pets. 
I believe it is possible to live in harmony with foxes by making secure chicken coops and keeping pets indoors at night. I'm not going talk too much about fox hunting here because I just see it as a senseless, cruel act that should remain banned! This shy foxy was found on pinterest.
If you want to support 'The Fox Project' charity, you can donate money on their website or just visit and like the Facebook Page. They are getting a lot of support from artists as well, I have sold a few art prints and some foxy jewellery in my Etsy shop, and then donated some of the money to the project. At the moment I have a few silver earrings with carnelian stones that are for sale, to help the cause...
I hope you are all having a good winter with some snow. Stay cosy and warm by the fire and see you soon! xx