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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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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

  • 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

  • Woodora
    • Date: 2013-12-29 20:36:35
    • Woodora

    the badgers blog is so cool!