Badger Sow Is Worrying Me, Shows Signs of Being Unwell, Possibly Sick

The badger sow, mother of three beautiful and healthy cubs, started exhibiting the concerning signs of being unwell. I don’t know at this time what exactly is wrong with her and why she acts so sickly, but seeing how unwell she is made me worry. It truly gripped my heart watching the latest trail camera … Continue reading “Badger Sow Is Worrying Me, Shows Signs of Being Unwell, Possibly Sick”

Smiley Vixen Likes to Spend Time on Her Porch, But Intruder Fox Still Visits and Barks

The beautiful Smiley Vixen is now well settled in her den. She goes about her daily duties around the woods, but always finds time to chill on her porch. Just because. When the weather is nice, she hangs out at the entrance to her den and spends time savoring the fresh forest air. Life seems … Continue reading “Smiley Vixen Likes to Spend Time on Her Porch, But Intruder Fox Still Visits and Barks”

Baby Badgers Come Out of Sett Again and Play on Their Own While Mother Drags Leaves Inside

The baby badgers seem to be growing fast. The mother badger recently took them out of the sett for the first time, and on their second day out, they already played on their own. On their first day out, the babies mostly stayed by the mother. Granted, one wandered away and the mother had to … Continue reading “Baby Badgers Come Out of Sett Again and Play on Their Own While Mother Drags Leaves Inside”

Smiley Vixen Shows Her Teeth and Makes Funny Noises

Up until now, the Smiley Vixen has been all smiles and cutes. Now that’s all changed. She’s still cute, she can’t help it. But she also has an uglier side and can show her teeth when she gets angry. Granted, she’s shown before that she can be aggressive when her territory is threatened, but I … Continue reading “Smiley Vixen Shows Her Teeth and Makes Funny Noises”

Female Badger Gives Birth to Three Babies, Trail Cams Capture Moment She Took Them Out for First Time

It hasn’t been all that long since the sett of the badger pair was visited by an intruding boar who sought to mate with the resident sow. It would seem the mating was successful, the sow got pregnant and gave birth to three healthy, beautiful badger babies. After my latest trip to the badger pair’s … Continue reading “Female Badger Gives Birth to Three Babies, Trail Cams Capture Moment She Took Them Out for First Time”

Smiley Vixen Lives It Up in Her Den, But Gets Visits from Other Foxes

After successfully defending her den from an aggressive fox who intruded upon her dwelling, the Smiley Vixen seems to be living the time in her new den up. Latest trail cam footage shows her still wearing her signature permanent smile on the face, as she goes out and in the burrow to do her daily … Continue reading “Smiley Vixen Lives It Up in Her Den, But Gets Visits from Other Foxes”

Trail Cam Footage of European Badger Pair Outside Their Sett

Not too long ago, a rare event happened at the sett of the badger pair which I have been monitoring for about a year, whereby a large boar intruded upon the dwelling of the pair to mate with the sow. The mating in fact took place and my trail camera stationed at the sett was … Continue reading “Trail Cam Footage of European Badger Pair Outside Their Sett”

Early Morel (Verpa Bohemica) Season Is Here – How to Identify This Edible Mushroom

Today I’m taking you mushroom picking and we’re after Early Morels. Alongside True Morels, Early Morels are among the first substantial edible mushrooms of the year (unlike Scarlet Elf Cups, which are also early season mushrooms, but very scarce and rather small, and thus unsubstantial). They grow in early spring and are delicious. They can … Continue reading “Early Morel (Verpa Bohemica) Season Is Here – How to Identify This Edible Mushroom”

Intruding Fox Aggressively Attacks Smiley Vixen and Her Den

Smiley vixen has only recently made her home in the newly dug den beside the sett of the injured badger. She barely had enough time to get used to her new home, and her den already got attacked by an intruder. Even though she’s younger and smaller than the intruding fox, the Vixen defended her … Continue reading “Intruding Fox Aggressively Attacks Smiley Vixen and Her Den”

Trail Cam Footage of European Badgers After Early Spring Snow

After the intrusion of the large boar who sought to mate with the resident sow, the sett of the badger pair calmed down a little and things somewhat returned to normal. At least for the time being and at least so it would seem. Because winters now get colder than they used to and because … Continue reading “Trail Cam Footage of European Badgers After Early Spring Snow”