Thursday, 8 September 2011

Badgers in the woodland

We filmed this badger disappearing down into his sett using a motion sensor camera in the woodland.  You can look at more video footage of badgers and squirrels on our website wildlife pages at

There are badger setts all over Gibside.  We don't often get to see the badgers themselves, but we do see the signs they leave.  There are badger paths leading up to the fields where they go at night to search for worms and slugs.  There are also signs in the Walled Garden, when they break through the mesh on the gate to get to the wind-fall apples!

If you'd like to find out how to spot animal tracks and signs you can come along to our Winter Wildlife Tracking walk on Sunday 13th November, when our ranger Phil will show you what to look out for.

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