National Mammal Week is organised by The Mammal Society and this year runs from 23 October to 1 November 2020.
Mammals have always been my favourite animals to watch and take photographs of.
I’ve been out for a walk around my local patch this afternoon and although the only mammal I saw was a grey squirrel, there were plenty of signs of mammal activity.
From the badgers digging out their setts to signs of Fallow deer, such as footprints and rutting stands.
This time last year I wrote a blog about our local fallow deer.
Whilst I haven’t been out with my camera much in the past few months I have still enjoyed seeing what gets captured by the Birdsy camera in my garden.
One of last years fox cubs still regularly visits to see what the birds have knocked off the feeder on to the floor and a couple of Muntjacs pop by most evenings (listen carefully for their chatter)
Over the past few months I’ve seen more hedgehogs than I ever seen. On one evening we had to stop the car to make sure this one got off the road and on to the pavement safely.
I also recently had the opportunity to be present when this badger was released back into the wild. He had been found in someone’s outbuilding very thin and with a bite wound. It was brilliant to see him all fattened up and running back in to a hedgerow.
If you like reading about the mammals on my local patch, there are many photos of them in my book Get Your Boots On which is available from Amazon