Badger trails

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.

H3 overlooking cut meadow

About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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