Category Archives: mammals

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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Winter again

After seeing my first Brimstone Butterfly of the year on Friday my local patch seems to have returned to winter this weekend. I do wonder how all the butterflies, bees, other insects and plants which started to emerge in the … 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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Thermal Imaging Camera

Over the weekend I had a chance to borrow a thermal imaging camera. Thermal imaging works by using a┬áspecial lens which focuses the infrared light emitted by all of the objects in view. The focused light is scanned by infrared-detector … Continue reading

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Badgers in February

The first two weeks in February are when badger cubs are born. There are usually 2-3 cubs in a litter, each being around 15-16cm long and weighing in at about 75-130g. The cubs will soon be covered in tiny grey … Continue reading

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Hide in the snow

  Such a surprise this morning to wake up and find the ground covered in a thin layer of snow. Within a few minutes of entering the wood I spotted a fox trotting along the hedgerow. I stopped and set … Continue reading

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