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Springwatch is back - yay!

Did anyone else watch last night? We badgers were the stars of the show! I can't wait to find out if they'll show up again on tonight's show.

I'm going to keep an eye on the webcams to see what happens during the day. Looks like the redstart chicks won't be there for long!

www.bbc.co.uk

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Thank you for the kind offers everyone - managed to get that thorn out in the end and I feel much better. It got me thinking about hedgehogs though, and I found this awesome game!

www.devonwildlifetrust.org/help-the-hog-game

It's by the Devon Wildlife Trust and it's all about hedgehogs. You have to help Harry the Hedgehog avoid dangers in the garden and find the things he needs. I've learned loads of things I didn't know about them.

I love the music too!

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Ouch!

That'll teach me to go snuffling about in the undergrowth without looking where I'm going. I just stuck my nose straight into a hidden bramble patch and jabbed it on a thorn. I feel like I've just wrestled with a hedgehog!

Can anyone help me pull out the splinter? My poor, sensitive little nose!

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Hi everyone - are you enjoying some time off school at the moment? We badgers are lucky because we don't have to go, but my friend Solar is loving the chance to spend some time outdoors.

He came visit my sett the other day and brought this photograph with him. He wasn't sure what it was so we asked Beebee about it. It's called a lily beetle and likes to munch gardener's plants.

I think it's got a naughty look on its on its face! What do you think we should name it? Solar suggested 'Nibbler' but I'm voting for 'The Destroyer'. Anyone got any other ideas?

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Guess what I've been snuffling today? Hedgehog poo!

I know humans don't really like looking at poo very much (apart from Chris Packham of course), but I think it's really interesting. Not only does it mean that the hedgehogs near me are out and about again, but I could also have a good look at what they've been eating for lunch!

No shiny beetle bits in there yet - maybe it needs to get a bit warmer before there's lots of them around to eat? I'll report back if I discover any more interesting piles.

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comments

  • Ospreyas
    • Date: 2013-12-05 17:30:50
    • Ospreyas

    Last night I was looking out my bedroom window and I saw a Fox nipping past .It was at 11:00 and it had a big bushy tail.

  • Ospreyas
    • Date: 2013-12-05 17:29:31
    • Ospreyas

    Last night I was looking out my bedroom window and I saw a Fox nipping past .It was at 11:00 and it had a big bushy tail

  • Wigeonugru
    • Date: 2013-12-04 18:35:48
    • Wigeonugru

    I saw a few scrapes and some torn out fur on the grass in a local park yesterday, obviously rabbits fighting. What would they be fighting about, though, at this time of year? My teacher said he's known them to have kittens as late as December in a wool bale, how territorial are the bucks though? (We human does are generally more civilised, but I don't have any rabbit friends)

  • Cootagra
    • Date: 2013-12-04 12:15:27
    • Cootagra

    i love wildlife watch

  • Cootagra
    • Date: 2013-12-04 12:15:26
    • Cootagra

    i love wildlife watch

  • Cootagra
    • Date: 2013-12-04 12:15:25
    • Cootagra

    i love wildlife watch

  • Cootagra
    • Date: 2013-12-04 12:15:23
    • Cootagra

    i love wildlife watch

  • Cootagra
    • Date: 2013-12-04 12:15:17
    • Cootagra

    i love wildlife watch

  • Whinchaca
    • Date: 2013-11-30 14:02:51
    • Whinchaca

    there are lots of cool things i didnt know, thanks to wildlife watch i have learned more than i thought.

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2013-11-25 14:13:28
    • Swiftafa

    hi , just had 2 great trips back home to wales . first was on sunday nov 17 when i went to RSPB Conway with sutton coldfield rspb group. early start at 7am and got there about 10.15am . we had a great day , saw lots of waterfowl and waders including the elusive water rail . great view. weather was great too and i got some bara brith and welsh cakes from the cafe. two days later my friend and i were at lake Vyrnwy in mid wales and we had snow flurries , saw snow on the mountains and at lower ground too , i was a mutt---i left my camera at home so couldnt take any snowy pics! the sun was out , sky blue and it was so beaurtiful.. in the hide we saw lots of small birds on the feeders such as siskin , great,blue ,marsh and coal tits, chaffinches , robin, nuthatch, and saw pheasants on the ground too , we had lunch in the cafe and went to the rspb shop where i found enough snow for snowballs!. we went over the dam and saw 2 ravens and a redkite circling overhead. we drove round the lake as someone told us dippers had been seen but sadly we didnt see them. we had had a great day. i have seen a small hedgehog outside on the grass and was concerned about as it should have hibernated by now. and may not survuive the winter. however i havent seen it lately so maybe at last it has hibernated .. i did see a squashed hedgehog up the road on way to church on sunday morning so hope it wasnt that little one i had seen last week.. any one else seen any late hedgehogs?