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I have been on the perfect adventure for badgers - a Fungal Foray! I got to use my well-trained nose to snuffle about in the undergrowth (one of my favourite pass times) but this time to help science.

I followed a group of fungi experts who were collecting all kinds of mushroom and mould so that they could identify them and find out what was living in the wood. I rooted up lots of different types - have a look at my basket!

Some fungi can be poisonous of course, so I didn't eat any. I did get to eat lots of other things instead - minibeasts live in the leaf litter too!

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Badger's Blog

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Thanks Beebeeelas and everyone for the tips - here it is! What do you think? I have to confess that I did get a little bit of help from my friends in the Wildlife Watch gang...

And well done Swanita for completing the fun run on Halloween and helping to raise money for The Wildlife Trusts. I hope you had a good day. Did you dress up as anything? All my trick-or-treat goodies got eaten up, but mainly by my other badger friends. No humans came to my sett for them for some reason...

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Badger's Blog

Snuffle snuffle

Thanks Beebeeelas and everyone for the tips - here it is! What do you think? I have to confess that I did get a little bit of help from my friends in the Wildlife Watch gang...

And well done Swanita for completing the fun run on Halloween and helping to raise money for The Wildlife Trusts. I hope you had a good day. Did you dress up as anything? All my trick-or-treat goodies got eaten up, but mainly by my other badger friends. No humans came to my sett for them for some reason...

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Badger's Blog

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Guess what - I've got a pumpkin to carve!

I'm going to spend all night tonight designing and carving my pumpkin into something cool. My badger claws should be perfect for the job. I'll take a photograph to show you all next week - are you going to make one too?

I've even collected lots of goodies to offer to any trick-or-treaters that call. It will be hard to give them away, but I suppose it's tradition! I've got slippery earthworms, juicy grubs, fat slugs and crunchy beetles - what more could you ask for! Would you like some?

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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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comments

  • 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!

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-02-06 17:24:14
    • Chaffuea

    Hi, today when I was at school my teacher (whilst during maths) thought she saw a Woodpecker but it was actually a Jay on our school field! Then she said that you do find quite a few funny birds coming onto our field!

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-02-06 17:13:22
    • Chaffuea

    Yesterday, when I was walking to school with my friend, she saw a small green frog on the pavement and my friends mum said it was probably coming to nest in a pond near by!

  • Cloakilus
    • Date: 2014-01-26 17:30:37
    • Cloakilus

    I really want to see a badger. Where is the best place to spot one and what time too?