Dragonflies – Natures Aeroplanes

As I walk around the lakes this morning with my Mum, my attention is drawn to a very noisy frog which is sitting on a stone. “Good morning Mr. Frog,” I say, but it just ignores me. Then, suddenly, its tongue darts out and it catches a little fly, and quick as a flash it eats it – well I never, that’s disgusting, I think. Then, above me I hear a droning sound. Looking up, I expect to see the really old plane which Mum and Dad watch come over occasionally. However, instead I see the most ENORMOUS dragonfly. It …

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A Common Midwife Toad in the Shower.

The other night Mum and Dad heard a strange beeping sound in the yard, it sounded like something electrical was sending out an alarm, but it wasn’t… So what could it be? Well, Mum went out to investigate and under a tarpaulin she discovered the answer – it was a Common Midwife Toad! We love animals as you know here, therefore Mum wasn’t overly surprised when she went into the outside shower the other day and there it was, sitting on the shower mat! Why was she not surprised – well it was very hot weather, and it was cool and damp in …

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