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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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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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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 Easter badger

I tend to be a fair-weather badger watcher and as such I did not anticipate seeing much of my favourite mammals this weekend. Public holidays in Britain are associated, at least in our imaginations, with lousy weather, so it would … Continue reading

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