Now, May has to be one of the best months, if not the best month, in the badger watcher’s calendar. The evenings are getting longer and warmer, the badgers are coming out while it is still light, giving you great views, and the year’s cubs are out and getting playful and adventurous.
So how come things have been so quiet around here lately? Why no new posts? Frankly, Badger Watching Man, you don’t seem to be living up to your name at the moment.
I must confess that I haven’t been near any badgers at all in May. I’ve not been home. I spent a week in Egypt on business and then a couple of days later we went off on a family holiday to Turkey. I’ve gazed in wonder at the ancient, riddle-haunted Valley of the Kings and walked paths in the parched and aeon-shadowed hills of Thebes that were old when Stonehenge was built. I’ve sailed on the warm, blue waters of the Mediterranean, brushing up on spinnaker and catamaran techniques under the bright sun where Herodotus and Alexander the Great once sailed.
And now I’m home, back to the green fields and leafy hedgerows of Bedfordshire. And you know what? It’s nice to go away to hot places, but it’s nice to be back home too. This really is a green and pleasant land.
More badgery stuff soon, I promise. I’m itching to see if there are cubs at the sett.