Badger Evenings or Talks
Of course, almost every child wants to make that special trip to
Alton Towers or Disney Land, but don't you ever want your children or
grandchildren to see the natural
world for a change? To see something that most people never see in
their lifetime - a wild badger at play in the countryside? Whilst badgers can appear soft and fluffy and cuddly, they can also
be very red in tooth and claw; and growing up children are often very keen to
see the reality of this.
One of the best way to show children about badgers is if your local Badger
Group does a community talk, as many badger groups have
experienced speakers and some even have examples of taxidermy, so you
can see a life-sized badger, with its strong claws and big teeth.
Teenage children and adults may also be able to go on supervised
night-walks arranged by the local badger group or watch them from the
relative comfort of a hide with chairs and viewing windows. Often a small fee (or a voluntary donation) may be payable and
many are for members only; but they are a great way to experience
animals in their real wild environment. Most badger walks have a minimum
age limit, because you often need to have the patience to sit quietly for long periods, something which
the very young are not
always skilled at, but they can be a very useful learning experience for
young teens and upwards!
A few Wildlife Parks
also have badgers; and the ones that do will tend to have badgers which do
little more than sleep during the day. However, we are happy to
recommend such parks as they usually make an entertaining and
educational excursion and you can see animals living almost wild lives
in very large enclosures.
A couple of great badger places include:
You can also go on Badger Trips
or go on longer Badger Watch