Happy New Year to one and all! Please welcome 2017’s iteration of the Greater Variant Plomp, a sweet little creature who takes the phrase ‘New Year, New You’ rather literally (2016-Plomp had bat wings, one eye and whiskers) and likes to nest in the hair of humans who have made too many resolutions to be feasible – you know who you are.
Elsewhere, among the Lesser Spotted Nurgs, Christmas is a rather boring time of year for little Nurglets, who are wrapped up in ribbons and hung from branches to sleep through the winter season. Nurglets don’t hibernate or grow or transform in these cocoons; their parents just prefer a quiet holiday. And think the cocoons are pretty.
When decorating your tree this year, do watch out for Twicklestumps, who have adapted to human encroachment on their territories by replacing their usual strands of solidified twicklespit with stolen angel hair to create fabulously shiny nesting bowers. Some even produce their own ornaments out of discarded crisp packets! The hats, of course, are entirely natural and made of moss.