Scotsdales Nursery and Garden Centre Ltd have 3 sites across Cambridgeshire. Fordham, Shelford and Horningsea. Henry can't decide which one is his favourite but he is certainly very popular in all 3 sites! With products for both home and garden, it is a destination not to miss. You will find everything you need for your garden under one roof from plants and shrubs to pots and containers, gifts, books, clothing, landscaping materials and pets. It is a great way to spend the day with so much to see and do. There is also the Sunflower Cafe where you can recharge your batteries with a piece of cake, cup of tea or hot lunch.
Henry & Friends have ventured out to Broadway Tower, Cotswolds highest tower, Royal Observer Post and Nuclear Bunker, country park and the wonderful Morris and Brown cafe and shop. Standing in its dramatic location at 65 feet high Broadway Tower has some of the best views in England. Apparently, you can see up to 16 counties from the top of the Tower!
Broadway Tower is full of history and houses exhibitions on three floors about its occupants and colourful past. There are examples of the work of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement as well as an exhibition of the Royal Observer Corps who used the post just 70 yards from the Tower in WW2 and the Cold War.
AND there are special opportunties where you can meet the herd of Red Deer!! So much to explore!
This is the main mating period, when foxes are very vocal and most likely to wake you with screams and barks.
By now most females are pregnant. The vixens become increasingly secretive as their due date approaches.
The peak birth period is mid-March. Cubs are born deaf, blind and unable to thermoregulate for the first two weeks, so their mother rarely leaves them.
Cubs first emerge above ground in late April, when they start eating solid food. Scraps and play items accumulate around the den.
There is now lots of activity near the den, and cubs noisily running around playing, especially at dawn and dusk. The adults make frequent visits throughout the night to bring food.
The breeding den may be abandoned if it gets too hot. Cubs lie up during the day in dense vegetation or rubbish piles, and the litter may be split between sites. Adults still feed them, and are often seen collecting several food items in their mouths before taking them to the young.
Adults are by now very thin after provisioning for three months; they also look very tatty because they are moulting. So they stop feeding the cubs and start competing with them for food, often driving them off and forcing them to explore.
This is generally a quiet month. Adults are recovering their body condition, while cubs may struggle to find food, especially in hot, dry summers.
Both adults and cubs have nearly finished growing new winter coats, while the young are reaching adult size. Competition between cubs, and cubs and adults, intensifies.
Now is the onset of the dispersal period, with male cubs leaving first. Territorial defence increases – adults actively patrol, and can be very vocal.
The males’ peak dispersal period is November–December; some female cubs also start to leave.
The dominant male and female are seen together more frequently, and often share their food. The pair drives other members of the social group away from the best food sources, and actively defends the territory against strangers.
The Rusty Fox of Malton is a lovely gift, interiors and clothes shop in the country market town of Malton, North Yorkshire. It is a little shop with a beautiful range of gifts and homeware that capture the beauty of Ryedale and North Yorkshire's relaxed country living. Our Mr. Fox certainly made a few friends there!