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Happy New Year everyone! Did Santa bring you what you asked for at Christmas?

I got lots of useful wildlife guide books this year to help me identify the plants and animals I come across. My Great Uncle Boar also gave me a big backpack to carry all my stuff around with me when I next go out exploring. Can't wait to try all my new gear out!

I tried your idea Swiftafa, but even with hundreds and thousands on top Santa didn't eat the worm mince pies I left out for him. They didn't go to waste though - I scoffed them myself!

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The frost here is sooooo cold. The trees and hedges and bushes and grass all look as though they're coated in sugar! When the sun comes out (which isn't very often) all the ice crystals glitter like sparkly jewels. I love this time of year, even if it is cold.

Have you all done your Christmas shopping yet? Only a few days to go - I'm really excited! I'm going to leave some festive goodies out for Santa when he comes. I think he'll love the worm-mince pies I've made. What do you think?

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Whoops! I keep slipping up on all this melting ice. I don't know how you humans manage to totter about on your two spindly legs - even having four doesn't stop me from sliding about!

I took a picture of one of my footprints in the last of the snow by my sett. Aren't my claws impressive?

Well done for spotting all this cool winter wildlife everyone - I can see the cold weather isn't keeping you from getting out and about. Sealoles saw a seal pup (aww!) and Ottero lots of winter birds, but me and Swiftafa are on the lookout for some of the most amazing winter animals of all - waxwings!

I've never seen one before...

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Badger's Blog

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Whoops! I keep slipping up on all this melting ice. I don't know how you humans manage to totter about on your two spindly legs - even having four doesn't stop me from sliding about!

I took a picture of one of my footprints in the last of the snow by my sett. Aren't my claws impressive?

Well done for spotting all this cool winter wildlife everyone - I can see the cold weather isn't keeping you from getting out and about. Sealoles saw a seal pup (aww!) and Ottero lots of winter birds, but me and Swiftafa are on the lookout for some of the most amazing winter animals of all - waxwings!

I've never seen one before...

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Check out this video everyone.

It was filmed by Devon Wildlife Trust at the edge of a nature reserve near Exeter. It's a big swirling cloud of hundreds of starlings. They're flocking together in a tight ball just before they go down to roost.

Isn't it amazing how they all change direction together and form those cool shapes? Getting out to see things like this is worth getting cold for.

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comments

  • Duckulla
    • Date: 2014-04-15 17:20:27
    • Duckulla

    I love wild flowers and im going to try and make my own mini meadow outside my window

  • Duckulla
    • Date: 2014-04-06 12:53:47
    • Duckulla

    I do hope you get some dry wether soon. My wether has been just the same i'm afraid.

  • Butterulos
    • Date: 2014-04-02 18:08:41
    • Butterulos

    I think Badgers Blog is Fantastic.

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2014-04-02 10:03:18
    • Swiftafa

    hi , yesterday there were 2 hedgehogs in the garden . one was there in the morning and the other one came in tha afternoon. they were young ones and they were snuffling around looking for insects etc. . i took a photo of them together. they are so lovely. just found an exciting project on the wildle watch website called Project Wild Thing and signed up . have a look at the project . also saw my first peacock butterfly yesterday too .

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2014-03-27 10:22:09
    • Swiftafa

    hey , had a great time last saturday at moseley bog and joy`s wood reserve near birmingham as the wildlife trust had a celebration of spring event on there. we went on a walk with a guide and saw lots of plants not seen before and i heard my first chiffchaff. the reserve is ancient and goes back before the dinos were around and i was given a stone from the triassic area which was once used by the bronze age people in heating up water for a bronze age sauna! the stone had cracks in it due to the heat and was told i may have been the first person to pick it up since the bronze age people had it! nice thought . when i got home i cleaned it up and put it in my fossil box. moseley bog is well worth a visit for wildlife and archaeology. joy`s wood got its name from a person called joy fifer who campaigned to save the area. i`ve seen lots of bees , bumble bees , 2 butterflies, lots of wild flowers and buds on trees over the last few weeks . cant wait for springwatch to come back on telly!

  • Razorelus
    • Date: 2014-03-12 16:41:23
    • Razorelus

    I like hedgehogs but i have never seen one. I would like to a see a paricon falcon. Everything is Awesome. Everything is cool when your part of the team. Everything is Awesome when we live in our dream. Everything is better when we sticktogether. Side by side you and I gonna win for ever. Whet's party for ever.

  • Razorelus
    • Date: 2014-03-12 16:31:09
    • Razorelus

    Hi folks I,m a cowboy

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2014-03-11 10:34:51
    • Swiftafa

    hi Chaffuea. just read your message and glad i was of help . yes, daffodils are spring flowers and theres loads of them around now . my cowslips are in bud outside and should be out soon . i`ve now seen lesser celandine on the grass, wallflowers, 2 butteflies--one was a brimstone, several bees and flies and a ladybird who flew in throuigh the window. not seen frogspawn yet. roll on Springwatch--cant wait for it to come back on tv! you could get I-SPY Wildflowers book and that has lots of flowers to spot. i use my books when spotting--over 50 to choose from on all subjects . cheers .

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2014-03-11 10:33:58
    • Swiftafa

    hi Chaffuea. just read your message and glad i was of help . yes, daffodils are spring flowers and theres loads of them around now . my cowslips are in bud outside and should be out soon . i`ve now seen lesser celandine on the grass, wallflowers, 2 butteflies--one was a brimstone, several bees and flies and a ladybird who flew in throuigh the window. not seen frogspawn yet. roll on Springwatch--cant wait for it to come back on tv! you could get I-SPY Wildflowers book and that has lots of flowers to spot. i use my books when spotting--over 50 to choose from on all subjects . cheers .

  • Duckulla
    • Date: 2014-03-05 14:39:33
    • Duckulla

    I love kingfishers but i have only seen one once.