A Weasel Year: Bringing up a formidable hunter

One of the iconic wildlife images to emerge from 2015 was a photograph of a weasel clinging ferociously to the back of a green woodpecker in flight. I was spellbound by the image as it went viral on the Internet. The photograph conveyed in an instant a quality I had been studying closely all year – the sheer tenacity of this tiny predator. I’ve been watching wild weasels in my garden since March and painted the above … Continue reading A Weasel Year: Bringing up a formidable hunter