| June 1, 2012

Fox cubs generally start out black or very dark grey — although in my experience of watching them so far, it’s very unusual to see them out in the open when they’re still properly black. (The only time I’ve seen one still that colour was in 2010 where I disturbed one near its den, a […]

Aunty Fox

| May 29, 2012

Let me introduce you to Aunty Fox. Aunty is the slightly smaller and, one might assume, younger female who has been helping Mrs Fox with the cubs. Before we started seeing the cubs in the garden, Mrs Fox and Aunty Fox had often been seen curled up together in the sunshine. The gallery below shows […]


| May 28, 2012

You may remember that before we had this warmer weather (in the UK, at least), it rained for a while… say, a month or two. Today, I put it to you that there are few things more adorably pathetic than soggy fox cubs… One or two people have asked about the slightly unusual fur pattern […]

Chew toy, climbing frame, feeding station

| May 24, 2012

… it’s a tough life being a mother of six. Watching the cubs interact with their parents is always fun — at this stage (these photos were taken on 1st May) the vixen seems resigned to a life of providing milk forever and a day, but of course we all know she’ll start dissuading them […]

First day out

| May 23, 2012

One thing I’m afraid you’re not going to get quite as much of, this year, is captions on the photos. There are lots and lots of photos — you need not feel like you’ll be short-changed there! — but Foxy Lady is ridiculously busy right now and thinks it’s more important to get some of […]

So where were they?

| May 22, 2012

We were beginning to wonder, this year. Mrs Fox — and it is the same Mrs Fox as last year — had been hanging around the garden and definitely interested in the food we put out. Mr Fox was also occasionally to be seen. So, too, to our surprise, was another vixen — somewhat smaller […]

And so it begins….

| May 22, 2012

The very first sighting of this year’s cubs!

Press Photographer’s Year Exhibition

| August 18, 2011

On now until September 4th — and the picture that Time Out have chosen to illustrate it is of some very lovely fox cubs at the London Wildcare centre…

Interview online

| July 31, 2011

Foxy Lady has been interviewed by wildlife blog!

Learning from domesticated foxes

| July 31, 2011

The Dog Zombie has posted an interesting roundup of research comparing domesticated foxes with their wild cousins. It’s worth a look if you’re interested in what makes the domesticated foxes different.