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Have any of you seen a barn owl this summer? I was lucky enough to see one yesterday swooping silently over the hedge near my burrow. It gave me quite a fright to begin with because I thought it was a ghost! It appeared so suddenly and silently, and it was so big and white, but then I realised that it was an owl and I remembered that I don’t believe in ghosts so I didn’t need to be frightened.

I hope I see it again, it was amazing!

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Badger's Blog

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I took a trip to the beach last week. I'd heard it was National Marine Week so I thought I would have a go at rockpooling. It was amazing! There were all sorts of creatures that I'd never seen before. I saw anemones and limpets and a very small starfish. I even saw a crab hiding under a rock. I think I got a bit too close to him though because he gave me a pinch right on the end of my nose. It still hurts now. Next time I think I'll look for dolphins, they might be less snappy.

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Cor the weather is so hot! Last night it stayed warm all night. I wish I could take my fur coat off. At least I can escape to my cool burrow during the day and escape from the heat. If only they made worm flavoured ice-cream, I'd like some of that.

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There was a strange light in a box near my burrow last night. I couldn't work out what it could be or why it was there. But then this morning I peered out of my burrow and saw some people arrive to look in the box.

It turns out that it was a moth trap. All the moths had flown towards the light in the box during the night and they were still there this morning. I liked a big pink and green one best. Someone said it was called an Elephant Hawk Moth. I’ll keep my eye out for those from now on.

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Has anyone had a go at the activity sheets in the games and downloads section of the website? I've just made my own pond dipping net out of an old pair of tights!

I wonder what I'll find in the pond near my sett? Maybe dragons...

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comments

  • 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.

  • Butterulos
    • Date: 2014-04-02 18:08:41
    • Butterulos

    I think Badgers Blog is Fantastic.

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2014-04-02 10:03:18
    • Swiftafa

    hi , yesterday there were 2 hedgehogs in the garden . one was there in the morning and the other one came in tha afternoon. they were young ones and they were snuffling around looking for insects etc. . i took a photo of them together. they are so lovely. just found an exciting project on the wildle watch website called Project Wild Thing and signed up . have a look at the project . also saw my first peacock butterfly yesterday too .

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2014-03-27 10:22:09
    • Swiftafa

    hey , had a great time last saturday at moseley bog and joy`s wood reserve near birmingham as the wildlife trust had a celebration of spring event on there. we went on a walk with a guide and saw lots of plants not seen before and i heard my first chiffchaff. the reserve is ancient and goes back before the dinos were around and i was given a stone from the triassic area which was once used by the bronze age people in heating up water for a bronze age sauna! the stone had cracks in it due to the heat and was told i may have been the first person to pick it up since the bronze age people had it! nice thought . when i got home i cleaned it up and put it in my fossil box. moseley bog is well worth a visit for wildlife and archaeology. joy`s wood got its name from a person called joy fifer who campaigned to save the area. i`ve seen lots of bees , bumble bees , 2 butterflies, lots of wild flowers and buds on trees over the last few weeks . cant wait for springwatch to come back on telly!

  • Razorelus
    • Date: 2014-03-12 16:41:23
    • Razorelus

    I like hedgehogs but i have never seen one. I would like to a see a paricon falcon. Everything is Awesome. Everything is cool when your part of the team. Everything is Awesome when we live in our dream. Everything is better when we sticktogether. Side by side you and I gonna win for ever. Whet's party for ever.

  • Razorelus
    • Date: 2014-03-12 16:31:09
    • Razorelus

    Hi folks I,m a cowboy

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2014-03-11 10:34:51
    • Swiftafa

    hi Chaffuea. just read your message and glad i was of help . yes, daffodils are spring flowers and theres loads of them around now . my cowslips are in bud outside and should be out soon . i`ve now seen lesser celandine on the grass, wallflowers, 2 butteflies--one was a brimstone, several bees and flies and a ladybird who flew in throuigh the window. not seen frogspawn yet. roll on Springwatch--cant wait for it to come back on tv! you could get I-SPY Wildflowers book and that has lots of flowers to spot. i use my books when spotting--over 50 to choose from on all subjects . cheers .

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2014-03-11 10:33:58
    • Swiftafa

    hi Chaffuea. just read your message and glad i was of help . yes, daffodils are spring flowers and theres loads of them around now . my cowslips are in bud outside and should be out soon . i`ve now seen lesser celandine on the grass, wallflowers, 2 butteflies--one was a brimstone, several bees and flies and a ladybird who flew in throuigh the window. not seen frogspawn yet. roll on Springwatch--cant wait for it to come back on tv! you could get I-SPY Wildflowers book and that has lots of flowers to spot. i use my books when spotting--over 50 to choose from on all subjects . cheers .