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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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I’m at the beach on my holiday and I’ve been making a shell collection. I have found all sorts so far including razor clam shells, mussel shells and some which I think are called banded wedge shells (they are my favourite so far). Today I’m going to go rockpooling. I’ve got a bucket and a net. I wonder what creatures I’ll find? Maybe an enormous crab!

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Great news! I’m going to the seaside for my holiday again this year. I’ve started packing already. I’m taking my binoculars to spot birds - I’d really like to see some puffins - and I’m taking my bucket for rockpooling and sandcastles. Whilst I’m there I might even get to go on a boat trip to see if I can spot any whales or dolphins. That would be totally awesome! Have you ever seen a whale or a dolphin?

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