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Welcome

Welcome to the South Derbyshire Badger Group. We are a small group affiliated to Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and members of the Badger Trust formerly the National Federation of Badger Groups. Our group is dedicated to the protection of local Badgers and their setts. Please look at the site and if you can, join us at one of our meetings and meet other people who care about badgers and improve your knowledge of them. Richard Thornewill, Chairman.
07754 094177

Our Meetings

Meetings at TICKNALL VILLAGE HALL. Ingleby Lane. Ticknall. Derbyshire. DE73 7JW. Starts at 7.30 pm, All welcome, Members £2, Non Members £3, includes refreshment.

Monday Jan 29th Annual Quiz with Quiz Masters Mark and Jane Taylor

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Our Aims

To work together to protect and ensure the Badgers survival both now and in the future.

Join us

You can help  by Joining our group .
It will only cost £7 for single membership or £12 for family Membership.
Follow the link print out the form fill it in and return it with your payment to the address shown.

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Fund Raising

We attend various events during the Summer if you could come along to help on our stall or buy something that would be great.

Events

Badger

The Badger

The Badger is one of Britons largest and possibly best loved mammals. With their distinctive black and white striped faces and shy, gentle nature, they certainly hold appeal for most people yet few will have been lucky enough to have actually seen a badger in its natural surroundings.
One of the reasons for this is that centuries of maltreatment have caused the Badger to become a secretive, nocturnal creature that normally tries to avoid man. By nature, they are extremely clean and intelligent animals which live together in well ordered social groups, each with its own distinct territory. Their underground homes, or setts, are an amazing labyrinth of tunnels and chambers, often covering a large area.
Badgers have been present in Britain for thousands of years their bones have been found alongside those of cave bear and elk. They have survived while animals such as wild boar, wolves and bears have become extinct. Yet , today, the species faces many pressures, from habitat destruction to illegal  persecution.
In South Derbyshire, as in many other areas the Badger is under threat.
Badgers are omnivorous and eat almost anything. Their diet ranges from earthworms, mice, voles,
Beetles, snails and wasps to fruit and grass. They do no real harm to anyone and landowners generally welcome them.