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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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Brockwatcher’s beginnings

Today, or rather this evening, is the 33rd anniversary of my first ever badger watch, which means that four months from now I will have been watching Brock for a third of a century. (I should add that I started … Continue reading

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The ultimate Radar detector

What a night! Ten badgers. Yearlings playing. The big boar musking and churring. And confirmation that Radar the peanut butter addict is still at the sett. Where to begin? Let’s start with my Radar detector test. As I mentioned on … Continue reading

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