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I have been on the perfect adventure for badgers - a Fungal Foray! I got to use my well-trained nose to snuffle about in the undergrowth (one of my favourite pass times) but this time to help science.

I followed a group of fungi experts who were collecting all kinds of mushroom and mould so that they could identify them and find out what was living in the wood. I rooted up lots of different types - have a look at my basket!

Some fungi can be poisonous of course, so I didn't eat any. I did get to eat lots of other things instead - minibeasts live in the leaf litter too!

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Badger's Blog

Snuffle snuffle

Thanks Beebeeelas and everyone for the tips - here it is! What do you think? I have to confess that I did get a little bit of help from my friends in the Wildlife Watch gang...

And well done Swanita for completing the fun run on Halloween and helping to raise money for The Wildlife Trusts. I hope you had a good day. Did you dress up as anything? All my trick-or-treat goodies got eaten up, but mainly by my other badger friends. No humans came to my sett for them for some reason...

Snuffle snuffle

Badger's Blog

Snuffle snuffle

Thanks Beebeeelas and everyone for the tips - here it is! What do you think? I have to confess that I did get a little bit of help from my friends in the Wildlife Watch gang...

And well done Swanita for completing the fun run on Halloween and helping to raise money for The Wildlife Trusts. I hope you had a good day. Did you dress up as anything? All my trick-or-treat goodies got eaten up, but mainly by my other badger friends. No humans came to my sett for them for some reason...

Snuffle snuffle

Badger's Blog

Snuffle snuffle

Guess what - I've got a pumpkin to carve!

I'm going to spend all night tonight designing and carving my pumpkin into something cool. My badger claws should be perfect for the job. I'll take a photograph to show you all next week - are you going to make one too?

I've even collected lots of goodies to offer to any trick-or-treaters that call. It will be hard to give them away, but I suppose it's tradition! I've got slippery earthworms, juicy grubs, fat slugs and crunchy beetles - what more could you ask for! Would you like some?

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Badger's Blog

Snuffle snuffle

I haven't seen any redwings or fieldfares yet, although I keep looking. Lots of lovely geese are flying over my sett in formation at the moment though. They spell out giant letters in the sky.

Hee hee - did anybody see Mrs Bitey nibble on Chris Packham's fingers last night? Naughty polecat! We badgers have much better manners than that (unless you wake us up, or poke us, or tease us about our smell).

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comments

  • 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?

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2013-11-24 12:55:33
    • Chaffuea

    I just went bird spotting for a few minutes but I didn't find much because it was really cold so I came in after a while and didn't get much done. I found 3 black birds, two flying together and one flying on it's own, and one magpie.

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2013-11-24 10:08:32
    • Chaffuea

    I'm going bird spotting today and I'm hoping to use the book that I've got on birds from wildlife watch! Wish me luck!

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2013-11-17 15:12:01
    • Chaffuea

    Did you know that me and my family found these mushrooms in our garden and my brother keep saying that there are Smurfs living in the mushrooms but I don't believe that! I think that that is a very good imagination he has got though because I wouldn't of thought of Smurfs I would though of fairies wouldn't you?

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2013-11-17 15:12:01
    • Chaffuea

    Did you know that me and my family found these mushrooms in our garden and my brother keep saying that there are Smurfs living in the mushrooms but I don't believe that! I think that that is a very good imagination he has got though because I wouldn't of thought of Smurfs I would though of fairies wouldn't you?

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2013-11-17 13:28:54
    • Chaffuea

    How do you keep fish in your pond because there used to be fish in my pond but they just died away. I'm not sure if there are any still left, we'll have to have a good look around with a net! I think the fish that we had in our pond were goldfish or at least something in a colour around gold!

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2013-11-17 13:23:28
    • Chaffuea

    Foxes don't seem to be very rare around here because they always seem to come and say hello