Category Archives: Badgers

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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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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4 trail cams, 6 nights, 6 badgers

Short compilation of over 5 hours of trail camera footage, taken using 4 trail cameras over 6 nights, monitoring a number of entrance holes in two locations. After taking out all the hours of wood mice I was left with … Continue reading

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