A short camera trap update, Reynard the Fox has been back to the garden, twice. Once on the 3rd of August,
and once on the 6th of August.
I now know what he's eating, it isn't the dried mealworms but suet fat sticks that the Birds hadn't found. To test this I put the suet in piles instead of scattering them, and the piles were gone after his visit. Still no sign of the Hedgehogs.
In other news:
I spotted another female Holly Blue feeding on the Ivy flowers, I thought at first she was laying eggs but after she had flown off, I inspected the flowers and saw nothing egg like. I now question my assumption that the behaviour I witnessed last time was egg laying.
I have also done another outdoor cooking test, my aim is to do a jacket spud without burning them, personally I think the burnt bits are the best bit about this sort of cooking but it's not to everyone's taste. After quizzing Becky, of Girl Outdoors on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/GirlOutdoors/featured), She suggested to keep turning them, no flame and not too hot. I usually just bury them in the fire.
When the skins had dried out and crispend up, I deemed them ready. I served them with butter and cheese, that's probably over indulgent but that's what I like and they were really nice. There was a little firmness right in the centre but this wasn't a problem.
I would count this as a success, no burning happened, I now have a time frame that I can adjust for better results.