Category Archives: Badgers

Snuffling on through

The badgers are struggling on through with the lack of water. The side stream has been dry since May and the large, back stream is now very low. Along with lots of other badger watchers all over the country who … Continue reading

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Badger cub rescue

Yesterday morning Oxfordshire Badger Group got called out to a badger cub that had been found wandering around on its own long after it should have been back in its sett asleep. I went with my mum to collect the … Continue reading

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Badgers

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 … Continue reading

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Day 22 of 30 Days Wild – Badger comeback

Around five years a badger sett that I knew of in Oxfordshire was destroyed by badger baiters. I won’t give any details, but it was horrific and very upsetting. Every so often I go back and check up on the … Continue reading

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Day 10 of 30 days Wild – learning about badger setts

This morning I was involved with my local badger group Oxon badger group to help teach people about how to recognise a badger sett and other signs. We were very kindly allowed to use Wytham woods near Oxford for the training. During … Continue reading

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Appleton Wildlife Diary is 5 years old today

When I started Appleton Wildlife Diary 5 years ago I never imagined that I would still be writing it 5 years later. Over the past 5 years I have had some amazing wildlife encounters, met some inspirational people and been … Continue reading

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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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