It’s dark in the wood at night, it’s hard to see what is going on. We try to do a bit of late night sneaking about, but to help us we put up camera traps in the hope that they would give us a little window into the world of darkness. Over the last couple of years it’s been exciting to see what the cameras have recorded, and after last week’s post I thought maybe it would be good to share some of these photos. I’ll start with the badgers as they are the animals we have spent most time in real contact with; as the nights are so short at the moment, their comings and goings spill into daylight hours, so some of the photos aren’t even night vision.
The following five photos were the first glimpses we had of the new cubs up at the main sett this year – they stay close to the sett and their parents in the first few weeks.
By May, it is clear that we have had a bumper badger cub year:
As time goes on, the young badgers grow in size and confidence.
(Note: Date stamp on the bottom of the photos swaps from Year/month/day to Month/day/year)
I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of the inhabitants of the wood in pictures. There are, of course, many other creatures who visit the wood, and later on in the summer I hope to put together another collection of photographs from our camera traps. It’s quite enlightening to find out just a little of what goes on after we have left the wood for the day, and the creatures have their world back to themselves…