A new instalment in Bevis Bowden’s ‘Observations from ISFRYN’ project focuses on boxing hares. Bevis writes:
‘The seasonal ebb and flow of the landscape, punctuated by the familiar, brings a cycle of wonder and discovery every year to this part of mid Wales. Boxing hares to me are synonymous with spring so it was with surprise that I saw two hares square off and do the rounds in early October.
It was just one of those lucky observations. I had been watching the hare for a number of hours anticipating its late afternoon move. The hare made the move but at some pace. I managed to follow it up the stream bed and finally caught up with it at the point the farm land edges the common land. Then through the fence I could see the other hare. I was not expecting what happened next.’
Watch Bare Knuckle below.