Friday, 21 September 2012

Nocturnal activity

Badgers are relatively common, though seldom seen, around the university. At this time of year you are very unlikely to see a badger in daylight but they are still very active at night. In September and October they spend more of their time than usual collecting bedding to take down into their setts, in preparation for winter. They also increase their feeding rates to put on sufficient fat to survive the winter.

The photo above was taken on an infra-red, motion triggered camera that is being used to monitor wildlife around the Durham campus.

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