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Humpf. I'm grumpy today. Very grumpy.
I was out snuffling around, looking for flowers and minding my own business, when I got my foot stuck in some rubbish! My big badger paws can be a bit clumsy sometimes, but they are also very strong. So when I went stamping around in the park, I put my back foot straight through an old plastic tube!
I was very lucky - I didn't get hurt by the sharp edges, but the gooey, sticky gunky stuff inside messed up my beautiful badger fur and wedged the tube on tight. I had to hobble back to my sett and ask Solar to cut it off for me.
Aren't litter bugs just awful? I can't understand why people with perfectly functional arms and legs can't make it to a bin when they've finished munching their fast food. I don't even have fingers and thumbs, but I don't leave stuff lying around!
Ah well, it won't stop me on my flower hunt. Well done Hawkatus and Swiftafa - your nature detective skills are out-doing me!
Has anyone else noticed how noisy the countryside is getting in the morning? Just before the sun comes up, and sometimes even at night when it's beginning to get dark, lots of birds have started to tweet and twitter and sing. They're so loud!
Spring is definitely on its way. I'm getting a bit impatient and have been snuffling around for bulbs and shoots. I've found some tiny green buds poking through the ground, mostly around the bottoms of big tree trunks. I think they might be snowdrops, or maybe even daffodils. I'm going to go back regularly to check on them and see how they're doing. I want to find out what they are. It's very exciting!
Have any of my nature detective friends spotted any snowdrops yet? Let's play a game and see who can find the first spring flower of the year. I'll keep looking and try to take a picture as evidence, but if you find one first, let me know!
Hello everyone! I've got my snuffle back! Lots of sleeping has helped to get rid of the cold - along with all your nice comments on my blog, of course.
You've all been noticing some cool birdy goings-on just lately, and it's reminded me to tell you about the story I've been reading on the website. I signed up to the e-newsletter on the home page, which means I'm one of the first to hear about all the new and amazing stuff happening every month. It has a different 'feature creature' each time, news from the Wildlife Trusts and installments of an exciting wildlife story - Buster: the tale of a blue tit.
Last time poor little Buster couldn't find any food in the garden he was visiting because all the bigger birds had gobbled it up! I wonder if he will alright next month - I bet he's getting pretty hungry.
You can catch up on Buster's adventures by going to his story page at www.wildlifetrusts.org.uk/Buster-the-tale-of-a-blue-tit. Or why not sign up to the e-newsletter and read the next part as soon as it comes out?
I can't wait for the next one in February!
Badger here again - sniffly but feeling a bit better now. Colds are rubbish, aren't they?
I've been looking around the website while I've been feeling poorly and reading about how the nasty weather is affecting all the other animals. If you go to the Snow Watch page (www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/Snow-Watch) you can see some cool snow photos from across the Trusts. Cool, get it?
My favourite is the shivery looking water vole on an icy pond. He looks like his paws have got stuck! I hope he found a nice warm burrow at the end of the day.
Oh dear, I think I'm going to sneeze.
Sniffle sniffle *ACHOO!*
Bluch. I've got a cold.
I stayed outside yesterday and tramped around in all the melting snow. The slushy stuff was good fun to squish under my paws, but I think I stayed too long and caught a cold!
Solar says I'm being silly and that you're more likely to catch a cold inside where it's warm. Maybe he's right, but I don't feel any better! There is a good side to it though - I get to snuggle under a blanket all evening and eat lots of goodies. The rest of the gang are being nice to me too.
Since I can't go out tomorrow, I'm going to put the telly on. The Autumnwatch team are back for 'Snow Watch' which is on BBC 2 at eight o'clock. I wonder if there will be any badgers on it...
im in Italy ,there is not a animal
hi ,,all, i saw something unusual yesterday at a friend`s where i went for dinner cos it was my birthday. in her garden i saw cowslips out in flower! very early for spring flowers . nice though. mine arent out yet . any one else seen any early spring sightings?
In Britain reptiles are so rare but there are places like Dorset that reptiles are quite common.When we went to Vietnam reptiles are so common.
When we go away on holiday we see lizards they are really small and they hide under rocks. We LOVE them they are cute scared of people.
I have never seen lizards here so rare to find them amazing!
if you see lizards in the uk then you are one of the lucky ones because they are called rare english lizard my cats have caught some before and i rescued it!!!!!!!!!! yippee
Not long a go we had hedgehogs in our garden. We first saw one when my mum was garden, it was curled up sleeping. Next we saw one out of the window at night walking along the grass. They are really nice animals and we are hoping for some more this year. Lets hope we do!!!!!!!
ive seen conkers, my mum me and my two sisters collected lots
Have you seen any animals around lately?
We live in an great area for wildlife!!!!