The Mad March Hare

You wouldn’t be silly to think that Hare Farm is home to a hare or two. In all of the nearly 20 years we have lived and worked here, we have not come across a single hare. Hopefully that will change one day, but in the meantime our namesake is “boxing clever” as the weathervane on one of the oast house’s cowls. 

Although the breeding behaviour of “boxing” occurs throughout most of the year, it is definitely easiest to see in early Spring when the vegetation is still low. It is this month above any other therefore, that we may finally spot some “mad march hares” racing about the fields, with the female bravely fighting off the advances of an amorous male.

Keeping our eyes peeled…..

 

 

Written by Joanna

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