Monthly Archives: May 2010

The innocents

Beneath a cloak of Spring’s bright green Sweet-smelling bluebells all around Is where Old Brock has always been Hidden safely underground Into the evening’s sounds and scents Protective mother close behind Two small cubs, two innocents Emerge to see what … Continue reading

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Winning friends and influencing people

Badgers need friends, especially with the multitude of threats they face today. But how do we win friends and influence people on Brock’s behalf? For Brockwatch, two particularly effective methods are attending events – such as the Countryside Open Day … Continue reading

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Winds light to variable

“Winds light to variable” is a phrase I remember from an episode of The Goons entitled The Greenslade Story. A light breeze, variable in direction, was exactly what I experienced yesterday evening while attempting to watch badgers. This made it … Continue reading

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The call of the wild

Bluebells and badger cubs are two of the delights that make early May a great time to be out in the wild, and on Sunday I got to see both. It is just possible that I would not have experienced … Continue reading

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Chance encounters

Visiting badger setts to update the Brockwatch sett records can be very rewarding, not least because these visits often lead to unexpected encounters with other wild animals. Even the resident badgers can put in an unanticipated appearance on occasion. Early … Continue reading

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Save me too!

Brian May’s support for the protection of badgers is well known following his high-profile campaigning against the imminent cull in Wales (see To cull or not to cull). Currently, he is the heart and soul of Save Me, a movement … Continue reading

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