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Membership

Of the Warwickshire Badger Group


Membership

Membership of the WBG costs just £8 per annum and it covers all your immediate family members living in the same house.
You will also receive our quarterly newsletter Sett Piece.
There are opportunities to help the group in general by volunteering at the various events we attend throughout the year.
If you are keen you could seek to join the committee.

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You may pay by direct debit or by BACS, our Sort Code is 40-27-06 and our account number is 31354868, alternatively you can pay by cheque, payable to "Warwickshire Badger Group" and sent to our membership secretary at 3, Albany Road, Stratford upon Avon CV37 6PQ.

There MAY be opportunities to attend a sett with a committee member to see badgers close up. This can depend on a number of considerations and cannot be guaranteed.

If you are able to attend a badger experience, again we cannot guarantee that you will see any badgers, albeit we will try to make as much of the opportunity as possible. May and June are the best months to see new cubs when they are 3-4 months old.

Badgers sometime sense something isn't quite right outside the sett and decide to come out later. Perhaps they pick up the smell of someones perfume or after shave and realise that it is not a scent they regularly encounter.

If you are a member and wish to check setts for yourself then the committee will decide whether to provide yoiu with some sett data, but would ask you to update the group if you can ascertain whrether the sett is still active and how many occupants tyou see at any one time on your visits.

If you know where there is a badger sett local to yourself, why not go to it and see if you can see any badgers. The best method is to go about an hour before dusk and throw a few handfulls of peanuts onto the floor for about 3-4 days before you plan to visit, then sit back and watch. If you put the peanuts under a brick you will find that only badgers are stront enough to overturn the brick to get to the delicious contents underneath. Foxes and other rodents will be unable to move the bricks.

Commencing in 2020 WBG plan to go into schools and give talks on badgers and have debates on matters such as BTb, housing and the like.

If you would like to find out more please contact us using the contact form

WBG can give advice on how to ascertain whether or not a sett is active. Signs may include:-

  • Latrines
  • Badger Hairs
  • Paw Prints
  • Scratching posts
  • Visual sightings
  • Bedding
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