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Well, its Halloween tomorrow and I wonder if any of you will come trick or treating outside my sett? I’m afraid that I’ve only got a few slightly chewed hazelnuts and a squashed blackberry to give away though. I don’t think you’ll find them very tasty, but the squirrels might like them.
Puddles and mud are great!! I’ve been splashing about all week, getting thoroughly wet and leaving trails of paw prints in the mud wherever I go, they make a great pattern! I tried to hop to see what sort of pattern that would make but I don’t think badgers are very good at hopping. Instead of hopping, I sort of flew and landed head first in the mud. Splat! Ouch! I’m sticking to walking on all four legs from now on.
I’ve just been having a go at this month’s Wildlife Watch competition to name the butterfly. I like to spot butterflies when I’m out and about, then I look up what species they are in my butterfly id book.
I think I know the answer to this one, but I can’t tell you what it is......!
This week I’ve been spider watching. I’ve seen hundreds of them! Yesterday I saw a garden spider eating a fly and the day before that I saw a daddy long legs stuck in a web. It wriggled and wriggled but it couldn’t get out. It is amazing how spiders can spin such beautiful webs. I wonder what it would be like to be a spider and live in a web. I think I might like it.
I’ve been out along the hedgerow picking blackberries today, I ate lots and lots. Most of them tasted sweet and juicy but a few were really sour! I’ve got purple juice all over my white stripes now though so I suppose I’d better go and clean myself up. Have you picked any yet?
I loved your blog when i had my last account and still love reading it!
hi on monday my friends and i went to chasewaterlight railway and had a great time on the steam trains ---i`m the railway buff! well , on the return journey the loco had to change ends to take the train back to browhills west station so while we waited my friend saw a bird fly out of a square hole in the buffer of a nearby wooden truck . i watched and saw a great tit fly out ! then another flew in and i knew there was a nest of young in that buffer!it was an unusual nest site but amazing watching the birds fly in and out . even a bee went in but soon came out! a goldfinch was on top of the truck . anyone else seen any unusial nest sites? saw first swifts on thnursday.
Dear daddy I really miss you when are you getting out of badger prison I miss you so much daddy you come out on July 7th that's what mummy said I really hope your okay Love you dad bye xxx
That caterpillar is cute! Like the baby owls in the latest magazine . So CUTE!!!
hello mr badger man I think we should meet up with your children lots of love treeanis I really love wildlife and you taught me to dream I thi8nk im your long lost daughter and we should meet up so you can meet me daddy xxxxxxxx
on my holiday last summer in sand end caravan park we were jumping off the bridge into the small stream it was so fun. we realised there were toad pole in the water so we were careful not to stand on them. a few weeks after we went back to sand end and we went to the river with our cousins and there were mini toads and one fully grown toad. the mini toads were about 1cm tall. ( toad pole are like tadpole but tadpole are frogs and toad pole are toads)
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.
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!
I've got 2 goldfish called Dot and Dash. They are so cute! I love pets, Whiskolis xxx