P557 ORACLE 557 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:11  2/6          OK I admit it. Driving back up to Craven farm when I'd just left, it made me grumpy. But that soon changed. I got nervous instead. This wild beastie of Michael's could be anything. With fur. And a tail. deth. Anything. I found Michael in the barn, bent over a box. "Dan" he whispered. "Come and see!" I crept up and looked. Furry all right. With a tail and teeth. It was a harvest mouse. "Isn't it super?" said Mike. "And it's my fault he's homeless..." continues > Kids Guide 550 Make-Do 558 Make-Do Tea Time Quiz Buzz Rock/Pop
P557 ORACLE 557 Sat29 Jul C4 2211:00  1/6          by DAN HUXLEY  Now I'm a sociable sort. I don't mind friends and neighbours ringing up at all hours to gab about wild things. But a joke's a joke. No sooner had I got back from bringing in the harvest at Michael Brown's farm, than he was on the phone again. "Dan! Come back! I've captured a wild beastie for you!" I mean to say. continues > Kids Guide 550 Make-Do 558 Park Avenue - THE soap opera 126 Make-Do Tea Time Quiz Buzz Rock/Pop
P557 ORACLE 557 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:01  3/6          When we'd had a good look at the harvest mouse, Michael let it go. "It was scurrying around in the hay bales" he said. "They build their summer nests from the balls of grass in amongst the crops, so harvesting disturbs them. Luckily they make for the hedgerows - where there are any left - and in winter, they move into burrows." But aren't they pests?" I asked. "On a tiny scale - they eat a little corn. But I'd rather that than not have them visit us at all..." continues > Kids Guide 550 Make-Do 558 Make-Do Tea Time Quiz Buzz Rock/Pop
P557 ORACLE 557 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:11  4/6          Mike and I wandered into the newly cropped fields. It was like the Nareswick barber's the day before the start of term. "Harvesting reveals all kinds of wild things" said Mike. "Take a bigger l—lnal - the stoat. They hunt in the crops during the night. But, cut the crops, and there you see them. And even when they hide, you know you're being watched... they're really inquisitive. They have to get to the bottom of things. They're nature's private detectives!" continues > Kids Guide 550 Make-Do 558 Make-Do Tea Time Qqhz Buzz Rock/Pop
P557 ORACLE 557 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:01  5/6          "A field full of crops is like a supermarket" said Mike, stepping through the stubble. "Full of creatures looking for a meal! "Take the lapwing. Not many about these days. But we've got plenty, up here on the moors. They zoom over the hay, eyeing the worms and other grubs. Take the hay away and you can see they're here in coachloads!" I watched the floppy-winged, black and white birds swooping about. "Listen to the call" said Mike. "Now you know why we call them chewits up here!" more > Kids Guide 550 Make-Do 558 Make-Do Tea Time Quiz Buzz Rock/Pop
P557 ORACLE 557 Sat29 Jul C4 2201:11  6/6          Heading back to the house, we were surrounded by wasp-like insects. I yelped. Mike laughed. "Hoverflies. They don't sting. They feed on the flowers that grow among the hay. I'm afraid I've robbed them too!" He was beginning to sound like a saint. I said so. "Not really. The countryside is my living, but I don't own it - I share it. These animals aren't enemies, but neighbours. Speaking of which, it's on in a minute. Coming in?" start > Kids Guide 550 Make-Do 558 Make-Do Tea Time Quiz Buzz Rock/Pop