Category Archives: Wildlife and countryside

Some enchanted evening

Yesterday I returned to the wood where I saw my first badger back in 1977. My intention was check half a dozen setts and then head over to the wood where my usual watching sett is located to view the … 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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From the archives: A badger walk (part 2)

22 April 2007: During our ‘badger walk’ on Sunday we saw and heard a variety of other wildlife… One of the first woodland creatures we saw was this tiny muntjac deer. She showed no real sign of alarm at our … Continue reading

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Spring in the Stubbs

When the heavy rain I was expecting today did not materialise, I decided to go for a walk in the woods. One of my favourite local woods is Everdon Stubbs, which is owned by the Woodland Trust. Stubbs is another … 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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