I thought this was a spider but it isn’t.
It belongs in fact to a group of creatures called Opiliones and is called a Harvestman because it appears at harvest time. 39 more words
Cutting back a cotoneaster, I found the skin which a snake had obviously shed by squeezing through a narrow gap.
That was the pleasant surprise. These are grass snakes which eat mice which eat the air filter in our car, and I’m happy to have them around. 91 more words