Badger

Common Name Badger
Scientific Name Meles meles
Family Carnivores
Interest
3
Description A common, nocturnal mammal more often seen dead than alive. 
Look For Black and white face markings
ID Notes
  • Nocturnal and rarely seen during the day unless disturbed
  • A bulky animal with distinctive black and white face markings
  • Generally a woodland creature but some setts occur in other locations
Read about this species in my Nature Diary blog:
Date Sort ascending Title Link to Article Edit
14-10-21 Badger: the beleaguered one -
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This map shows the distribution of the species based on my records:

Kinson Common Local Nature Reserve

BCP Council, Local Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Duncliffe Wood

Woodland Trust
3

Tadnoll Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Durlston Country Park

Dorset Council, National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
5

East Stoke Fen Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
3

Stonehill Down Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve

National Trust, National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Townsend Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Holway Woods Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
3

Muckleford Chalk Pit

Open Access
2

Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Greenhill Down Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
4

Fontmell Down Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Black Hill Heath

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Stokeford Heath

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Cole Wood

Forestry
4
These are the National Vegetation Classification codes associated with this species:
NVC Codes Description Phase 1 Categories Description
The number of records for each month for this species; it gives an idea of the best time to see it (although for plants this does not necessarily mean it was in flower):
Month No of Records
04: April 4
06: June 1
These are the sites where I have found this species:
Site Notes Record Date Report Date
Black Hill Heath

Active sett

16-04-13
Cole Wood Evidence of presence
Duncliffe Wood

Evidence of presence

27-04-11
Durlston Country Park Evidence of presence
East Stoke Fen Nature Reserve

Evidence of presence

10-04-08
Fontmell Down Nature Reserve Evidence of presence
Greenhill Down Nature Reserve Recorded by others
Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve Evidence of presence
Holway Woods Nature Reserve

Evidence of presence

09-06-12
Kinson Common Local Nature Reserve

Evidence of presence

02-04-13
Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve Recorded by others
Muckleford Chalk Pit Recorded by others
Stokeford Heath Evidence of presence
Stonehill Down Nature Reserve Evidence of presence
Tadnoll Nature Reserve Evidence of presence
Townsend Nature Reserve Present