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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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I've been out and about picking blackberries too - they're really yummy! We badgers like a bit of something sweet every now and again, although I'm not so sure about the prickles. My sensitive nose gets quite a scratching!

Next time you go foraging, why not leave the spares out in the garden for a hungry badger to find? I don't even mind if they're squishy and grubby - any insects living on them is a bonus for me!

Wrenicca - lots of badgers are out and about at the moment so keep an eye out as it starts to get dark. We are busy making the most of the last of the summer foods while it's still warm and light, and lots of this year's youngsters are starting to roam about.

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Birdfair was awesome! I had a special Birdfair spotting sheet that I took around with me and managed to tick everything off, including an osprey, a man with a beard and someone off the telly! I saw Chris Packham, Nick Baker and David Lindo the Urban Birder. I was too shy to say hello though...

I love your certificate idea, Swiftafa! Chris must have really liked it too to display it with his photos on his stand. Poo Expert - tee hee!

Did you know that the Wildlife Trusts' stand got some certificates of its own too? We won 'Best In Show' and 'Best Conservation' stand awards! I think the judges must have liked our garden shed cinema and cool games, not to mention all the free sweets and goodies...

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comments

  • 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!

  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2013-12-22 08:42:14
    • Whiskolis

    I love badgers blog