Category Archives: About badgers

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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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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The badgers and the bees

Badgers are blamed for many things, especially by those who wish to see them ‘culled’ or ‘managed’ (or in plain English, killed). One of the ‘crimes’ with which the badger is charged by such people is the destruction of bumblebee … Continue reading

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From the archives: A badger walk (part 1)

22 April 2007: On Sunday I led a ‘badger walk’ for members of my local badger protection group, Brockwatch. The ‘venue’ was the wood where I saw my first badgers, 30 years ago this month. There are six badger setts … Continue reading

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A badger bonanza

Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre in Somerset is the place to be this coming Easter weekend, as the centre opens to visitors for its annual Badger Bonanza. Admission is free, but visitors are asked to make donations to help Secret … Continue reading

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Return of the Brockwatcher

Last summer I enjoyed some amazing badger watching evenings at a woodland sett here in West Northamptonshire. The sett was home to a rather large number of cubs (eight to be precise, most likely from three separate litters); watching and … Continue reading

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