I didn’t manage to fit a write up on badgers during 30 Days Wild even though I did visit my local sett numerous times.

The badgers are really struggling with all the dry weather at the moment and although I don’t feed them very often I have taken water and some food soaked in water down a few times in the past couple of weeks.

Badgers, and other wildlife, are not only struggling to find nearby water, but with the ground so hard food such as worms are much harder to come by.

View of badger from my hiding place

View of badger from my hiding place

The adults are able to trot down to the stream for water, but the cubs are still staying fairly close to the sett and I’m not sure they are going as far as the stream.

I spread the food around so the badger cubs had to forage for it. The cub with the dark mark down its white strip is the more nervous of the two cubs.


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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5 Responses to Badgers

  1. Wonderful to see your shots of the Badgers!

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