We are all interested in wildlife, and I worked in nature conservation for 25 years in England before coming to France. So one of the great sources of excitement for us has been discovering the abundance of wildlife that lives at Le Moulin de Pensol.
When we first arrived, the winter was still retreating and the animals and plants stayed hidden. But now the sun is starting to shine, each day brings a new cry of “come and look at this” from somewhere on the site.
This morning it was a red squirrel running up a tree behind the mill house. While we are used to the invasive non-native grey squirrels in the UK, reds are a creature only ever seen wildlife programmes or in zoos.
Last week it was a lizard. Not the small friendly ones which bask on the front of the buildings, enjoying the warmth of the sun, and tormenting our largest dog Pru. This one was a huge green one with a stunning blue throat which looked like a child’s toy it was so large.
You should come and visit and see all this for yourself. But if you can’t, or can’t come just at the moment, you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter instead.