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Badger's Blog

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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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*STRETCH*

Crikey - that was a long nap, wasn't it? What have I missed? Ooh, I know. Autumnwatch has started! Yay! And it's inspired me to take a closer look at spiders. Their webs are so cleverly made. Watch the garden spider in this video as it weaves silky threads together in a spiral shape.

You've all been spotting cool autumn wildlife like foxes and badgers, and planting conkers! Autumnwatch told us about how horse chestnut trees are struggling at the moment, so nurturing some little saplings of our own could really help! I think I might go and snuffle out some conkers too...

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Badger's Blog

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Hello everyone. Brrrrrr - it's getting a bit cold and wet isn't it? Good job I've got a nice furry coat and a warm sett to sleep in. My paws are getting all muddy and dirty snuffling around in the hedgerows and woods but I do like the autumn as there is lots of yummy fruit to eat that has fallen from the trees.

We badgers eat all sorts and I especially like apples - humans seem to leave so many of them lying around on the floor - still I'm not complaining, more food for me! Soon hungry birds like fieldfares and thrushes will be arriving from Europe with empty stomachs and they'll start eating them too so I'd better fill up now while I can (but I don't mind sharing really)!

(Yawn) I'm starting to feel a bit tired with all this cold weather so I think I'm going to go and have a nap and warm up a bit.

Bye Ottero, Voleyi, Swiftafa, Cloakea and everyone else - see you soon. Happy autumn nature detecting Wildlife Watchers!

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Ooh - lots of newbies have joined in on my blog! Hello Gadwallegra, Marshexus, Fieldina, Larkela and Fernatus.

I've been thinking about snails and slugs today. I was out and about, snuffling around for tasty morsels in the leaf litter, when I came across the biggest, juiciest slug you've ever seen.

I was about to gobble it down when I noticed how interesting it looked when I got closer to it. It was long and black - very ordinary you might think - but on closer inspection I could see lots of groves and patterns along its back and little openings near its head.

It got me thinking - what are the differences between slugs and snails? Is a snail a snail because it has a shell and a slug a slug because it doesn't? I'm going to ask Beebee next time I see her. She'll know the answer!

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This is AWESOME! Check out my certificate everyone. Thank you, Swiftafa!

And welcome to the wild bunch Wallabu and Swanita - I'm sure you'll fit right in here! We love to hear about your wildlife posters and badger questions. I do go into town sometimes, Wallabu, but I don't like traffic very much so I tend to stick to the quieter bits. Lorries are scary!

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comments

  • Ospreyas
    • Date: 2013-12-10 16:46:44
    • Ospreyas

    Thanks to wildlife watch i have been learning a lot of things that I didn't know before!!

  • Mandata
    • Date: 2013-12-06 16:07:57
    • Mandata

    We have lots of cats near our house and they come into my garden but we have a light in the garden and it lights up when something or someone comes nar it.The cats go under it and I think it scares my mum!

  • 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