April 23rd: A Special Anniversary

April 23rd is a very special date for us at Badger Diaries, because 67 years ago today on Monday April 23rd 1951 Eileen Soper made her first diary entry detailing her first badger watch at Nut Dell: Continue reading “April 23rd: A Special Anniversary”


January’s Herts Nature Watch

The dawn of a new wildlife year is always an exciting time. Continue reading “January’s Herts Nature Watch”

1971: The Diminishing Bearded Tit

This was a dreary morning early in January, with overcast skies & the air much colder than I had expected, but I could not, through circumstances, choose when I would do my bird watching. Continue reading “1971: The Diminishing Bearded Tit”

December’s Herts Nature Watch

Easterly winds are important at this time of year, particularly if you are a thrush in Scandinavia just waiting for a good tailwind to push you westward over the North Sea to Britain. Continue reading “December’s Herts Nature Watch”

1971 Notes: The Night Heron


“Any News?” is a question that often passes between members of the County Trust, & on that dull December morning, brought an immediate response: Had I seen the night heron!  The bird had been watched in the local reserve during the past but was now thought to have gone. Continue reading “1971 Notes: The Night Heron”