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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

  • Woodora
    • Date: 2014-01-18 13:40:26
    • Woodora

    once I went for a walk and there was some spikes coming out of the snow, i went closer to the ball of spikes and found out it was a dead baby hedgehog.

  • Waterogra
    • Date: 2014-01-16 18:44:30
    • Waterogra

    i went on a walk at christmas and a RED squirrel ran across my dog's foot. also i saw a wild stag inthe forest!

  • 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