Here at the Falls of Clyde we’ve been monitoring our badger sets for activity. At this time of year badgers will become more active and the cubs, which were born in February, will hopefully start exploring for the first time. We’ve spotted plenty of movement and digging in our badger watch area as well as foraging behaviour, which is a great sign for the health of our badger population.
This is wonderful news, as our badger watching season is about to begin. This will kick off with Badger Week; a whole week of badger related events launching on the 4th May, in partnership with Scottish Badgers. Throughout the week, you’ll have plenty of chance to get involved in badger watches, sett surveys, children’s activities and craft workshops.
In this video you can see two badgers rubbing against each other (and another sniffing the camera!) Badgers in a social group will scent mark each other, so that they can exchange bacteria and “share” a group smell. This is called allo-marking. Videos © Scottish Wildlife Trust
If you would like more information on events, or would like to book tickets, check out our events page. Make sure to keep up to date by following us on Facebook and Twitter . We hope to see you there!
Becca Wilson – Falls of Clyde Seasonal Ranger