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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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  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2014-01-04 08:21:20
    • Whiskolis

    Hi all, I really want to go to richmond park in London to see deer and parakeets. Yes, the things that you least expected to find in London are in an urban park! If I see a deer then I won't have to go to Scotland to look for one and parakeets, well, they're just parakeets! I also want to see a London bird of prey, either Sparrow hawk or Perrigen falcon. I saw a Perrigen falcon on deadly 360 a few years ago, so that made me want to see one! London wildlife, you think, may be just the old pigeon but NO! And NOT exotic african animals that have escaped from London zoo. Birds of prey, fresh water fish, deer, exotic parrots and much, much more. Even BATS! Yes, BATS! No, I'm not joking about any of this! So you may want to come to London and stare at tigers in a zoo enclosure. But there's a deeper significance to the wildlife in London, you just have to look..... Whiskolis

  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2014-01-03 17:00:49
    • Whiskolis

    Hi, A few days ago me and my family went on a country walk. I'm surprised we didn't spot more Wildlife! We only spotted a (yet another) Grey Squirrel. My sister saw a millipede but only she saw it, because when the rest of us had turned around it was gone. She's only 6, so I can see why she's proud of it. I said millipedes were really rare. Whiskolis xxx

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2014-01-02 16:31:12
    • Swiftafa

    hi all . last night a hedgehog was snuffling on the lawn looking for food . it wasnt a full size animal and should have been hibernating. i gave him some cat food and watched him eat it just outside the window. when i looked again the cat food was gone and so had he . has anyone else seen hedgehogs in their garden?

  • Ottero
    • Date: 2013-12-31 18:44:45
    • Ottero

    Hi everyone, a few days ago we went on a walk around some lakes and along a canal. We saw some great crested grebes in their winter plumage and some goldeneyes. I went on this walk at the same time last year and saw a goldeneye too but this year I saw two. There were lots of tufted ducks as well. It was really good!!

  • Ottero
    • Date: 2013-12-31 18:44:18
    • Ottero

    Hi everyone, a few days ago we went on a walk around some lakes and along a canal. We saw some great crested grebes in their winter plumage and some goldeneyes. I went on this walk at the same time last year and saw a goldeneye too but this year I saw two. There were lots of tufted ducks as well. It was really good!!

  • Woodora
    • Date: 2013-12-30 07:29:12
    • Woodora

    the badgers blog is so funny

  • Woodora
    • Date: 2013-12-30 07:28:32
    • Woodora

    the badgers blog is so funny

  • Woodora
    • Date: 2013-12-30 07:28:22
    • Woodora

    the badgers blog is so funny

  • Woodora
    • Date: 2013-12-29 20:36:35
    • Woodora

    the badgers blog is so cool!

  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2013-12-22 08:42:14
    • Whiskolis

    I love badgers blog