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30 Nights Wild 2017

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This year I plan to bring you 30 Nights Wild, reporting all the action from my local badger sett in Yorkshire, throughout the month of June.

I'll be following this small clan as they go about their evening activities of foraging, grooming, collecting bedding and cleaning out the sett. Will the badgers turn up every night? They never do on Springwatch!


I've been watching this sett for the last eight years and every year is different, largely depending on the number of cubs they produce. Last year they had two cubs and there were six badgers in residence by autumn. Now there are just three adults and one new cub.
Badger identification can be tricky. Mature males are more heavily built than females, but in younger males the differences are not that obvious. At this sett, the dominant sow Theresa has a distinctive torn left ear. The tail on a male badger is generally thinner and whiter than a female's.

Males' tails are narrower and whiter than females'
Here the…