Many strangers are seen riding on the roads throughout The Shire In a terrible hurry to get to this place or that.
I, Lilikate Buggins am a simple hobbit hunter, I invite you to pause for a moment and look about.
The countryside of the Four Farthings has much to offer the calm, still observer. There are wonders in large grand things, old ruins and great statues. However the small and often ignored, can be a source of amazement and delight!
In this series, accompany me while I show you: The Animals of The Shire. Don’t forget the more you look, the more you see!
Hullo! My name is Lilikate Buggins. I have been exploring the Four Farthings in search of creatures. This week I am wandering through the Delving Fields and Tookland. Join me on my travels as I document: The Animals of The Shire.
The White-Tail Doe ranges across the land of the Delving Fields, Tookland and Green Hill Country for the most part of the year.
With soft brown fur and long alert ears the Coney spends his time nibbling on fresh green shoots. This perky little chap will scamper at the slightest hint of a predator.
The Red Fox is a cheeky character with his russet coat, big bushy tail, perky ears and amusing smile! I wonder what he is thinking?
Look, a Red Squirrel!
Proud and majestic stands the White-Tail Buck. His antlers display his maturity. He roams alone in the Delving Fields and Green Hill Country.
The rivers of The Shire are home to the Green Speckled Trout. Sometimes they leap out of the water! A splendid sight!
This tiny green Pond Frog can be found here in the Frogmoors. He gobbles flies and enjoys life among these beautiful lily pads.
Here in the undergrowth we find the elusive Ribbon Snake. A harmless creature often found in long grass. They have thin brown stripes down the length of their bodies.
Join me, Lilikate Buggins next time, as I venture further into the Delving Fields searching for Shrews and over to Rushock bog to reveal the wonders of the wetlands.