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Nature’s digging machines

On Saturday night I watched my usual woodland sett for the first time since my brief visit over a week before (on the evening when I returned Willow, the badger cub, to the wild – see Willow goes wild). I … Continue reading

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The agony and the ecstasy

Brockwatcher’s beginnings, Part 4. After yesterday’s instalment of words and pictures relating to my beginnings as a Brockwatcher, today I continue the story with more memories of the delights of watching badgers, and of my first direct experience of the … Continue reading

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Brockwatcher’s beginnings, part 3

Following on from Brockwatcher’s beginnings, and Brockwatcher’s beginnings, Part 2 … My involvement in the study and conservation of all kinds of wildlife continued apace in 1978. During regular forays into the countryside close to home, I recorded the presence … Continue reading

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Brock Wars: the Farmers Strike Back

The last instalment of the Brock Wars saga ended with the rebel alliance (led by the Badger Trust) neutralising their opponents’ Death Czar (the Welsh Assembly Government’s Elin Jones) with the recent Appeal Court ruling against badger culling. Inevitably however, … Continue reading

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A summer evening’s walk

It’s a grey old day today, but things were very different three years ago… 18 July 2007. Following heavy showers earlier today, it looked like the weather would hold for a beautiful summer evening’s walk. I decided on a favourite … Continue reading

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A taste of summer

Another dip into the archives… 14 July 2007. Summer sunshine has been in short supply so far this year. Fortunately, today’s quota was above average, and I made the most of it by getting out with my camera. Fields and … Continue reading

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Brocks, a fox, and oh, deer!

I was too busy with Willow to post this article on its anniversary, but no matter… 13 July 2008. There’s a guy on the internet who advises would-be badger watchers to arrive at their sett of choice well before the … Continue reading

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