Category Archives: Local patch

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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Owls

Around my local patch I get 4 different types of owls. Barn owl, Tawny owl, Little owl and Short- eared owl. Over the past couple of weeks both a Barn owl and two Little owls have been very visible. Five … 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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If you go down to the woods today – April

If you go down to the woods today expect April showers and flowers. The brown carpet of winter has been completely replaced by vivid green, speckled with primroses and wood anemones. The first blossom of Spring has arrived quickly followed … Continue reading

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Badger watching in comfort

Last night a few of us were very kindly invited to attend a badger watching session. Badgers often visit this garden, along with foxes and deers. During the evening four different badgers and two foxes appeared. Mostly the badgers ignored … Continue reading

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Badger skull

While out walking I noticed a badger skull in a ditch. As I have never noticed it there before and nearby was a newly excavated badger hole, I am presuming it was dug out with the spoil. One of the … Continue reading

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Halo around the moon

This evening about 8.30pm there appeared the most beautiful halo around the moon. Today the moon is 91.2%, so nearly full. It rose at around 15.40 this afternoon. I had just gone to let my dogs out in to the … Continue reading

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