National Badger Day is on the horizon — find out the most likely UK badger locations and how to safely support them in your garden
Featured in Country Living, Great British Life and Oxford Mail.
A study by Yates found that badgers have been around in Britain for half a million years and 25% of the European badger population is found in the UK.
Yet there is much we don’t fully appreciate about badgers, and this is why the Badger Trust is urging us to recognise the beauty of this protected species on National Badger Day 2021.
Sean McMenemy has conducted research on the most likely locations to spot a badger in the UK, and gives his tips on how we can observe them in the wild and safely support them in our own gardens.
The 10 most stunning UK nature reserves to spot wildlife this bank holiday, according to instagram data
Featured in Metro online, Daily Post, Northumberland Gazette and North Wales Pioneer.
Many people are embracing staycations this year, to feel the relaxing benefits of a holiday, but without the stress of going abroad. To satisfy the need for adventure, people are searching for activities during which they can capture unique photos. Nature reserves are ideal as wildlife and plants are protected to allow them to thrive.
Data has analysed over 150,000 Instagram hashtags from the UK’s most wildlife-abundant nature reserves. Gogarth in North Wales has been revealed as the UK’s most photogenic nature reserve with 845 pictures per hectare, followed by Ditchling Beacon in Sussex and Cornwall’s Looe Island.
Sean McMenemy says: “It is a joy to capture wildlife in action or a stunning sunset and to share these images to increase conservation awareness, but we don’t want digital photos to be all that is left if these habitats disappear. Maintaining wild areas across the UK to allow people to engage with wildlife is also good for our mental health.”