March is the breeding season of the hare, and is a great oppurtunity to see these normally shy animals. Hares, which are larger than rabbits, live above ground alone or in pairs, in nests of grass called ‘forms’. ‘Mad as a March Hare’ a saying that may come from the boxing and leaping between pairs of hares in Spring, and can be used to decribe someone who is behaving excitably and predictibly. The March Hare also appears in Lewis Carroll’s ‘Through the Looking Glass’.
The hare is the subject of one of many wildlife cards created by artist Kerry Jane, and displayed in our shop in Ross-on-Wye, perfect for many occasions.