Mad as a March Hare
Boxing hares are one of the key indicators in the natural world that spring is on its way. This behaviour marks the beginning of the breeding season, causing lots of unpredictable, frenzied action and excitement in the hares. So much so that the term ‘Mad as a March hare’ was coined in the 16th century to describe a person acting in a similar way. This also must have surely inspired the March Hare character in Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’.
The Spring Hare
The hare has become synonymous with spring. Both are symbolically linked to fertility and the nocturnal hare is sacred to the Goddess of Easter, Ostara or Eostre.
The Handmade Hare
I have never witnessed this curious natural event in person and it is something I would very much like to see. So in the meantime, I have collated a collection of hare inspired goodies from independent UK designers and makers on Etsy.
You can discover more hare finds on my Pinterest board.