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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

  • Loonaga
    • Date: 2014-02-25 18:48:57
    • Loonaga

    I saw lots of birds in the park

  • Loonaga
    • Date: 2014-02-25 18:47:12
    • Loonaga

    I saw lots of birds in the park

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-02-22 17:23:49
    • Chaffuea

    Well I don't know whether these are spring flowers but I've seen a few daffodils around my house Swiftafa. Well also I went into town through Farnham Park and I wasn't on the look out or anything and I probably missed some but I didn't find any. Maybe next time I go into town I'll be looking for them and I might see some. Thanks for the advice Swiftafa.

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2014-02-20 14:21:17
    • Swiftafa

    hi , who`s seen first signs of spring? i have seen lots of snowdrops in our church grounds and in gardens near my home . Chaffuea, try looking in gardens for snowdrops or in your local park. theres a lot around so happy spotting. you dont need to live near snow. i`ve seen purple and orange crocuses in gardens and grape hyacinth too. we have daisies and lesser celandines on the lawns of our flats. i saw my first honey bee last sunday at sandwell park farm and on tuesday i saw a poor bumble bee almost dead in a street nearby. birdsong is changing too especially the robin. yipeeee! spring is a comin! Cloakilus try going out at dusk to see badgers find a place to hide , wrap up warm and wait! take someone with you. be patient --you may be lucky. best places are woodland as well as some gardens. let me know if you see one cos i havent seen one in the wild yet

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-02-18 14:17:32
    • Chaffuea

    I can't seem to find any snow drops anywhere and I don't live near snow.

  • Collaragri
    • Date: 2014-02-15 19:52:13
    • Collaragri

    I have found some snowdrops in my back garden and i put them in my wildlife watchers handbook.

  • Duckulla
    • Date: 2014-02-15 19:30:59
    • Duckulla

    Snow drops are popping up all over the place at our house too.

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-02-14 17:23:04
    • Chaffuea

    I've never actually seen a Kingfisher in real life! I wish I was there with you!

  • Magwing
    • Date: 2014-02-12 18:59:01
    • Magwing

    i love badgers blog its soooooooooooo intresting

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-02-06 17:33:06
    • Chaffuea

    This is kind of about wildlife but it's not totally about wildlife! Basically, today we had a letter (which people could choose whether they could have one or not) and as soon as they mentioned wildlife I was extremely interested but I could see by other peoples faces that they weren't interested. (The letter was about this Forest Ranger Competition at Alice Holt.) As I've told you nobody was much interested except me but as soon as the teacher explained that the prize would be a £100 voucher for go ape adventure and a two night stay on one of 15 Camping in the forest sites almost everybody wanted it. I know this sounds silly but they did only want it because of the prize, but luckily I wanted it because it was about wildlife but I've got to admit I was attracted by the prize to be honest!