2018’s cubs, at last

| June 23, 2018

It feels like these little guys are a bit later than usual making an appearance. We weren’t sure whether there were cubs at all this year; we’d seen the local adults around quite a bit, but it wasn’t until a couple of days ago that we saw a cub with them — at a point […]

“Only hunt groups care about foxes”

| July 17, 2017

From BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40632948. I believe the word we’re looking for here is, approximately, “bollocks”. Even the (Tory) MP into whose constituency Fox Towers falls admitted he’d had dozens of letters from constituents insisting that the hunting ban be kept the last time they floated the concept of repealing it.

“Curious cat finds fox cub under sofa”

| July 17, 2017

From BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-40013177

“Everyday Foxism”

| June 5, 2016

There was a great article in yesterday’s Guardian about “everyday foxism” (which is a terrific, and accurate, phrase) — read it here.

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 […]

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 […]

Interview online

| July 31, 2011

Foxy Lady has been interviewed by wildlife blog Wildwatcher.org!

When the mother-in-law comes to visit…

| July 10, 2011

One evening back in early May we were eating dinner and occasionally glancing out to the Family Fox, working their way through the delicacies I’d provided for them on the back lawn. Something wasn’t quite right, though. A head-count suggested… one, two cubs; one, two, three adult foxes? What was going on? While it hasn’t […]


| April 17, 2011

It has been a little quiet around here of late, as I’m sure you’ve noticed. That would be because we’re still waiting to see if we have cubs in residence this year… although a lot of people are reporting they’re already seeing cubs in and around their gardens and parks, but ours are not yet […]