Written by Phil Brown, Badger Bushcraft Blog Wednesday, 22 June 2011 18:12
One of the birds that I encounter on the long and frequent walks and rambles in the area that surrounds our base in heart of the Kent countryside is the Yaffle - more commonly known as the Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis). This year I have been fortunate to watch and photograph a brood being reared at our farm site in the village of Egerton which is between Ashford and Maidstone.
Written by Phil Brown, Badger Bushcrat Blog Thursday, 02 June 2011 10:50
A recent purchase of a secondhand SIGMA 170-500mm F5-6.3 APO lens for our Canon EOS 40D digital SLR camera that we use for photographing both flora and fauna led to an interesting evening watching the local jackdaws.
Written by Phil Brown, Badger Bushcraft Blog Thursday, 26 May 2011 08:20
Over the last few years we have seen a marked increase in the amount of song thrush (Turdus philomelos) that we share our small section of the Kentish landscape with and close encounters with these beautiful birds always seem to herald a powerful experience.
Written by Phil Brown, Badger Bushcraft Blog Tuesday, 26 April 2011 17:43
Do grass snakes swim? Today I was invited to view some private woodland near our base in mid-Kent with the prospect of using the wood and farmland for running bushcraft courses, it also turned out to be a fine day for watch a grass snake swim across the lake!
Written by Phil Brown, Badger Bushcraft Blog Sunday, 10 April 2011 15:14
I have a genuine love of all creatures and always marvel at the miracles of life and the natural world per se and it always pains me to disturb any creature that is going about its business, sadly I had to disturb a queen wasp as she was building her nest this afternoon.
Written by Phil Brown, Badger Bushcraft Monday, 27 December 2010 13:57
I am sure it is plainly obvious but I share an affinity with the European or Eurasian badger (Meles meles) and I have a skull that my son found some years ago at a badger sett in some woodland we surveying near Canterbury in Kent.
Written by Phil Brown, Badger Bushcraft Monday, 06 December 2010 10:13
I was sitting at my desk reading my email and enjoying the first coffee of the day when I noticed a visitor on the patio outside the French windows that flank the Badger Bushcraft office here in Kent.