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Happy New Year everyone! Did Santa bring you what you asked for at Christmas?

I got lots of useful wildlife guide books this year to help me identify the plants and animals I come across. My Great Uncle Boar also gave me a big backpack to carry all my stuff around with me when I next go out exploring. Can't wait to try all my new gear out!

I tried your idea Swiftafa, but even with hundreds and thousands on top Santa didn't eat the worm mince pies I left out for him. They didn't go to waste though - I scoffed them myself!

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The frost here is sooooo cold. The trees and hedges and bushes and grass all look as though they're coated in sugar! When the sun comes out (which isn't very often) all the ice crystals glitter like sparkly jewels. I love this time of year, even if it is cold.

Have you all done your Christmas shopping yet? Only a few days to go - I'm really excited! I'm going to leave some festive goodies out for Santa when he comes. I think he'll love the worm-mince pies I've made. What do you think?

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Whoops! I keep slipping up on all this melting ice. I don't know how you humans manage to totter about on your two spindly legs - even having four doesn't stop me from sliding about!

I took a picture of one of my footprints in the last of the snow by my sett. Aren't my claws impressive?

Well done for spotting all this cool winter wildlife everyone - I can see the cold weather isn't keeping you from getting out and about. Sealoles saw a seal pup (aww!) and Ottero lots of winter birds, but me and Swiftafa are on the lookout for some of the most amazing winter animals of all - waxwings!

I've never seen one before...

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Badger's Blog

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Whoops! I keep slipping up on all this melting ice. I don't know how you humans manage to totter about on your two spindly legs - even having four doesn't stop me from sliding about!

I took a picture of one of my footprints in the last of the snow by my sett. Aren't my claws impressive?

Well done for spotting all this cool winter wildlife everyone - I can see the cold weather isn't keeping you from getting out and about. Sealoles saw a seal pup (aww!) and Ottero lots of winter birds, but me and Swiftafa are on the lookout for some of the most amazing winter animals of all - waxwings!

I've never seen one before...

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Check out this video everyone.

It was filmed by Devon Wildlife Trust at the edge of a nature reserve near Exeter. It's a big swirling cloud of hundreds of starlings. They're flocking together in a tight ball just before they go down to roost.

Isn't it amazing how they all change direction together and form those cool shapes? Getting out to see things like this is worth getting cold for.

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comments

  • Tealex
    • Date: 2014-04-22 15:36:38
    • Tealex

    Don't panic, it takes ages for the frogspawn to change into frogs. When the weather gets warmer look out for tadpoles where the frogspawn is. I've seen lots of newts in my pond recently but their eggs are more hidden away than frogspawn.

  • Wingedelus
    • Date: 2014-04-21 17:04:29
    • Wingedelus

    A couple of months ago we had about MILLIONS (exaggerating) of frogspawn! But now unfortunately we have only seen round about two actual frogs and a toad that my dad tried to convince that the pond is a good place. It's been a bit dull after that, until I was only round about 2 metres away from a robin with about 3 worms in it's mouth!

  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2014-04-20 17:27:54
    • Whiskolis

    I've got 2 goldfish called Dot and Dash. They are so cute! I love pets, Whiskolis xxx

  • Duckulla
    • Date: 2014-04-19 19:16:40
    • Duckulla

    i have some frogspawn in my pond aswell!

  • Solaria
    • Date: 2014-04-19 15:56:17
    • Solaria

    I've not got a pet

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-04-17 17:44:05
    • Chaffuea

    My mum's just told me that she might not be able to get any frogs born now but she will try but it is such a disappointment.

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-04-17 17:09:28
    • Chaffuea

    My mum said a few days ago, well ages ago so now I'm not so sure, that we are going to get some frogs born in our pond but it doesn't seem like she's got round to doing it so I don't think that we will get any but it was worth mentioning. Also my dad says that we might be allowed a vegetable patch in our garden but we haven't got round to doing that either.

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-04-17 17:05:16
    • Chaffuea

    I've had some quite nice whether here and I'm happy to say it's improving my plants health.

  • Duckulla
    • Date: 2014-04-15 17:20:27
    • Duckulla

    I love wild flowers and im going to try and make my own mini meadow outside my window

  • Duckulla
    • Date: 2014-04-06 12:53:47
    • Duckulla

    I do hope you get some dry wether soon. My wether has been just the same i'm afraid.