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When people are planning to make woodland areas more "environmentally-friendly", one thing commonly done is to leave fallen trees and rotting timber in place. As well as providing one way of slowly returning vital nutrients back to the earth, this also provides a home for insects (like beetles and grubs), and encourages certain types of Funghi (mushrooms and toadstools).

Badgers may also eat mushrooms left out by friendly householders.

Badgers will eat many types of Funghi, as well as pig-nut tubers and insects like dung and bark beetles.