Tag Archives: Badger sett

How often does a badger change its bed?

Badgers use a variety of materials as bedding, depending on the time of year. Most commonly used is dry grass, leaves, bracken, hay, straw and moss. They use also Bluebells and other green material during the Spring, which as it … 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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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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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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A badger and a fox

It is not often that I get both a badger and a fox together, mostly they will avoid each other and the fox will only appear once the badgers have left for the fields. During the day I often find … Continue reading

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Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox, the time when the hours of day and night are equal and in the Northern hemisphere it marks the first day of the astronomical Spring. Although with todays wind and rain, together with the forecast of colder weather … Continue reading

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