As faithful followers of this journal will have gathered, there are a lot of squirrels around here. Although most of our gardening is designed to provide food and shelter to birds and insects it is a given that squirrels will take advantage … as do raccoons and skunks and mice and all sorts of creatures.

The berries are mainly for the birds but often the squirrels get there first – especially in this viburnum bush which has a fine display of red fruits this winter. The star in this short video displays a wonderful acrobatic ability while gathering his luncheon.