} The Wild Wombles of Wimbledon can be accessed, with a good deal of
} patience, by installing yourself very quietly on a park bench (the
} green one) situated towards the far reaches of the Common. Best times
} are around sun rise and sun set, most days during summer time (except
} Wimbledon fortnight, when they prefer to stay in their burrows and
} watch the highlights of the day's play). Winter time is not good, as
} they don't have clocks or watches, and can't get used to the time
} change. Wombles are neither diurnal nor nocturnal; they just like the
} cooler and, above all, calmer periods towards the beginning and end of
} day when there are fewer humans (or "big people") around to disturb
} them. It sometimes helps, when going Womble-accessing, to equip
} yourself with an anorak (not brightly coloured, please!) and a
} newspaper (preferably a quality broadsheet, we're talking BBC here).
} The anorak is used to (a) blend into the back ground, and (b) keep
} warm; the newspaper is used to (c) hide behind, and (d) read.
} By sitting very quietly and still, with luck you will see one or more
} Wombles going about their daily business. Wombles look pretty much like
} your average small, furry creature. You can tell them apart from the
} squirrels by their stylish (well, they were stylish in the 1970s)
} dungarees and their strange, BBC-English type accents. Wombles are shy
} creatures, however, and you will need to gradually win their
} confidence. Once you have gained their confidence, though, you will
} find them quite easy to access. Just go behind the bushes, as there are
} laws against that sort of thing nowadays.