Slow down for badgers

For those of you that have followed my blog for a while you will have probably heard of Cookie.

Cookie was one of my local badgers who died after being hit by a car, in April 2016, just up the road from my house.

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress.com/2016/04/30/the-story-of-cookie/

Since Cookie died she has become the mascot for Oxfordshire Badger Group

Yesterday at the Oxford Vegan Fair a new ‘Cookie’ mug and Christmas card was launched.

The money raised by Oxfordshire Badger Group goes to help protect badgers in Oxfordshire by:
Increasing public awareness
Advising on badger problems
Protecting badgers and setts
Rescuing injured badgers

If you live or travel through Oxfordshire you can report badger sightings or badger road traffic accidents using this link

https://www.oxonbadgergroup.org.uk/report/sightings-setts/

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The Badger Trust run the ‘Give Badgers A Brake‘ campaign, to try and make Britain’s roads safer for all wildlife.

You can help too by:

SLOWING DOWN – Wildlife can run out in front of a car at anytime. At this time of year badgers are beginning to forage further afield and are more likely to cross roads in search of food.

REPORTING – If you do come across a dead badger on the side of the road, please report it to Oxfordshire Badger Group (if in Oxfordshire), The Badger Trust or an organisation like Project Splatter. All the data goes to help find out high risk areas for wildlife and in turn help campaign for signs, bridges or tunnels.

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. I am a keen amateur photographer using a Canon SX60 HS. 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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2 Responses to Slow down for badgers

  1. New Moons For Old says:

    I try to report road-killed badgers to my local badger group. Sometimes they can come out, sometimes they can’t. Thanks for the link to Project Splatter – a new one on me.
    I sense it means a lot to you that Cookie has a legacy that’s living on.

    Liked by 1 person

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