The crops have been harvested and the wild flower meadow cut leaving telltale signs of the badgers foraging paths from over the summer.
Badgers will use the same paths for generations.
It is not just badgers that weave their way through the woods and fields. I put my trail camera out just to the side of one path, it proved to be a busy path linking the fields to the wood.
Many of the animals in the wood use the stream for drinking water, there are always plenty of tracks around the banks of the stream. Most of these are deers, but sometimes I can spot the odd badger footprint.
It is good to see that Stick the badger is still around. I haven’t seen that many of the usual badgers recently, no Pirate, no Smee, only one of the twins and no Bog for a few weeks.
Although I haven’t seen them, they have been very busy, digging out new holes, changing bedding, and making latrines, which show that the badgers have been making the most of the blackberries and have been coming up to the orchard or our allotment for plums.
Since the wild flower meadow has been cut, H3 and her mate, a couple of Red Kites and a Kestrel have been spending more time here.