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Yesterday I was walking along the edge of the wood when I suddenly heard a strange sound coming from the sky. It sounded a bit like ‘kee-aww, kee-aww’. When I looked up I discovered that there was a pair of buzzards circling overhead, calling out to each other! They soared up higher and higher with their huge wings, it was an awesome sight. Today I’ve seen them again! Maybe they are moving in to the wood. How exciting!

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Wow! I’ve just been looking at all the marine Lego models that you have been busy making. They are awesome! I’m going to have a go at that myself, I wonder if I’ve got enough bricks to make a life-size whale….

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Last night, as soon as I put down my snout down to have a good old snuffle about, I got a terrible tickle right on the end of it. Looking closely I realised there was a hairy caterpillar sitting there tickling me. What a great surprise! He was totally cool with his brown spiky hair – I would need hair gel to get my fur to stick up like that!

He said that he was a Buff Ermine moth caterpillar. I like Buff Ermine moths because they look soft and furry. Here’s a photo of one that I saw last year. I hope he comes back to see me again when he’s got his wings.

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Are you having a wild summer? I am. I downloaded the My Wild Summer booklet yesterday and had a go at making a smelly cocktail. I put in some wild garlic, a couple of unripe hazelnuts, three oak leaves, a dandelion and a couple of blackberries. Pheww it was stinky! Today I’m going to see if I can make one that actually smells nice and give it to my Mum to use as badger perfume. She really likes the smell of slugs so I think I’ll need to add lots of leaves with slug trails on them. I’m sure she’ll love it.

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I’m such a lucky badger because I’ve finally been on a boat trip to watch dolphins and I saw some!

I went on the boat trip yesterday. It was just an ordinary kind of boat I think, not a pirate ship like the one you went on Barnyudes (that sounds awesome). It felt strange to be bobbing up and down on the waves, I’m more used to standing on firm ground so I had to cling on with my claws, but luckily I didn’t feel sea sick.

Once I was out at sea, I kept looking over the side of the boat until eventually I saw them. They were bottlenose dolphins and there were three of them. They swam alongside the boat for ages. It was absolutely amazing! They are fantastic animals and super swimmers. It looked as though they were really enjoying racing along next to me. I think it was the best thing I’ve ever seen.

Have you seen anything amazing this summer? Do let me know.

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  • Stagilus
    • Date: 2014-09-11 07:42:49
    • Stagilus

    My favourite thing is to make my wildlife blog better everyone please visit it at stagilus xxxxx :):):)

  • Stagilus
    • Date: 2014-09-11 07:42:43
    • Stagilus

    My favourite thing is to make my wildlife blog better everyone please visit it at stagilus xxxxx :):):)

  • Barnyudes
    • Date: 2014-08-09 12:05:55
    • Barnyudes

    I have actually seen a dolphin when I went to Crete. I went on a pirate ship called The Black Rose.

  • Spearuma
    • Date: 2014-07-22 18:40:12
    • Spearuma

    I really like Badger's Blog. Spearuma xx

  • Spearuma
    • Date: 2014-07-22 17:31:04
    • Spearuma

    A couple of weeks ago I went to Moore Nature Reserve and I saw some Wildflowers. TEASEL, COWSLIP & IRIS

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2014-07-17 19:03:54
    • Swiftafa

    hi , guys , not been on badgers blog lately as no computer but glad to say its back now! recently i have been to the Red kite centre at Nant yr Arian near Aberystwyth and despite the rain my friend and i had a great day . we watched the birds being fed and as it was so wet we watched from the visitor centre. about 40--50 kites circled around and swooped down to get the food . brilliant site . being part welsh i think wales should have the redkite as our national bird. next trip was again in wales and to the Dyfi osprey project neat Machynlleth. when we got there we couldnt get in as car park was full . we went 3 miles down the road to RSPB Ynys-hir and had a great time and saw 2 cetti`s warblers among other birds including siskin and great spotted woodpecker. we later went back to the osprey centre and we got in ! we saw the new screens in the visitor centre showing different views of the birds . Glesni , the female was feeding the 2 chicks and Monty the male was perched nearby. we went to see the fantastic new 360 degree hide where from the top we could see all arouund through the scope i could see the fish that was being fed to the young . a brilliant day again! on tuesday this week another frien and i were at cannock museum which was great --about mining and life including wartime . from there we went to the cannock chase visitor centre and went for a walk . someone told us about the adders that can be seen and where to see them so we did a bit of adder spotting but sadly didnt see any. i would have loved to have found one in the undergrowth and carefully looked but no luck. still , it was another good day out . well , the british birdwatching fair is next at Rutland water--15th --17th august . should be great .

  • Tealar
    • Date: 2014-06-12 17:20:18
    • Tealar

    tealar I will plead to it

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-06-09 16:59:44
    • Chaffuea

    The week end before the last my dad was digging up some of the weeds in the garden and before he new where he was he found that he had a newt on his spade! We put it near our pond and it wriggled away! Also he found another one which was a bit bigger and had a golden tummy! We put that near the pond as well! Unfortunately we didn't take a picture of it so I cant show you sorry!!

  • Pipiteles
    • Date: 2014-05-25 18:30:33
    • Pipiteles

    I love badger's blog because it Inspires me to do wild things.

  • Pipiteles
    • Date: 2014-05-25 18:30:32
    • Pipiteles

    I love badger's blog because it Inspires me to do wild things.