lizbrownlee – poet

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H (number 2) is for Hare

The Corsican or Italian hare prefers grasslands and pastures and is fairly common in some areas but missing or rare in others. It has only relatively recently been shown to be a different species to the European hare. Its population is generally low, and threats to it include the introduction of the European rabbit, predation, poaching – and because it is so similar to the European hare, it is often shot by mistake by hunters.

It is classified as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. If you’d like to read about the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, click here:

Ref. for the Rainbow Frog, Ecuadorian frogs of the genus Colostethus (Anura:Dendrobatidae) (1995) by Coloma, Luis A , Click here: Rainbow Frog.

If you’d like to ‘blog hop’ to the next A-Z challenge blog , click here: Blog Hop.

Illustration© Liz Brownlee  -this post is copyright material with all rights reserved, please do not re-post elsewhere – you may link to it.


  1. Baggy



  2. This is a beautiful poem, Liz.


  3. Liz

    Lovely poem, lovely drawing, and I showed both to my writers’ circle this afternoon so you may get more hits!


  4. Your illustration is excellent and I love your poem. I’ve had a new awareness and appreciation for hares since reading Watership Down.


  5. Love all this – the poem and the picture. Great stuff…!

    Tried the WWF exercise and got dolphin. Clever idea on their part.


  6. Donna B. McNicol [@donnabmcnicol]

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I checked out several of your back posts…you are one talented lady!! Loving it…


    • Thank you Donna. I am basking in your comment, that’s really kind of you to say so! i do love writing, but I’m not so good at the illustration side of things.


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