Category Archives: Animals

Growing badger cubs

It’s been a couple of weeks since the badger cubs have emerged from the safety of the underground chambers and there have been some up’s and down’s. I discovered a dead badger cub not far from the sett. A tiny … Continue reading

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First glimpse of 2018 badger cubs

I’m really please to discover, after waiting patiently, that this years badger cubs are finally being brave enough to venture above ground.   It’s been really interesting watch through all of the trail camera footage, of which the above film … Continue reading

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Snares and badgers

Boris is a year old badger that just over a week ago got himself in a bit of a predicament. A very thoughtful member of the public contacted Oxon Badger Group about a badger that had been caught in some wire. It … Continue reading

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Billy badger cub

I’m posting two blogs today about badgers. One had a happy ending, this one didn’t. A member of the public rang Oxon Badger Group explaining that they had found a female badger that had been killed on the road. This amazing person … Continue reading

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Work Experience At CEH

Over the last week I have been doing Work Experience at The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.  I really enjoyed working here and I am very grateful for the opportunity. Day one Arriving at The Center for Ecology and Hydrology … Continue reading

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Snow sculptures and footprints

Along the footpath between two open fields, the wind had swept the snow up against the brambles causing natural sculptures like waves breaking on the shore. Rabbits determined not to let the snow disturb their daily life, climbed, slid down … Continue reading

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Badger identification

I often get asked how I know which badger is which on my local patch. I don’t often feed the local badgers, but every six months or so I try to do a head count. This involves putting down some … Continue reading

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