The poem above is taken in part from the comments made by visitors to the Dales. In fact I could have produced an epic poem on the subject but felt that it would be more challenging to be selective while trying to represent what is a beautiful part of the world.
Then back to my animal poetry with two wonderful examples from the global animal kingdom.
The first is a creature I'd never heard of but which is a member of the rabbit family. I have a very fuzzy photo of one I saw while visiting Canada a couple of years ago. The noise it makes is totally out of proportion to its size.