Here’s one of my many wise sayings …
“It’s always a good idea to investigate unusual poo”
You want to be sure that you don’t mind sharing your house or garden with whatever expelled it. So when I noticed some new poo at the base of my garden umbrella, I did just that. I very carefully wound the umbrella open a few turns and stuck my head slowly up inside the folds. There to my surprise I discovered a family of microbats.
I’ve heard of microbats and I know they live in the Bellinger Valley but I’ve never seen one before. They are about the size of a large mouse, they have the most fearsome little faces (and teeth!), and they were not at all happy with me trying to take their photo.
Now this discovery poses a bit of a problem – microbats are classified as vulnerable due to loss of habitat and feeding grounds. If they have decided that my blue umbrella is their new roosting spot, does this mean I have to buy another garden umbrella ??