The European Badger is largely nocturnal and extremely shy but remains one of the UK’s favourite mammals. Highly sociable creatures, they live together in large underground setts, typically with many entrances. Many believe the best way to identify an active sett is by the entrance hole, as badgers typically favour a characteristic sideways ‘D’ shape entrance. However the entrance shape can be misleading as many animals can occupy old setts. Badgers, foxes, rabbits and even otters have all been known to take over each others old burrows. Actually one of the best ways to tell is by fresh piles of dirt outside, Badgers are voracious diggers and are constantly expanding their setts.
Badgers are without a doubt one of our most popular and best loved native British animals. Their iconic stripy faces have featured in fairytales and folklore throughout the centuries. Despite this few people have seen, let alone photographed wild badgers as they are primarily nocturnal and incredibly shy. Join me for a badger photography workshop for a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with these elusive and stunning mammals.Read more