Badgers by Elizabeth Dack 1/3
Badger in woodland by Elizabeth Dack 2/3
Badger by Tim Lake 3/3

Badger Meles meles

The customary black and white striped head makes the badger one of the most easily recognisable creatures in Britain and it enjoys sleeping through the day and foraging by night, which can make it difficult to spot. The nocturnal attribute of the badger makes it difficult to catch a glimpse of one, however you can check for signs of a badger’s presence by following the helpful tips in the how to recognise section.

Conservation status

There is some evidence that badgers are increasing in Norfolk but, in many areas of the county they remain scarce or absent.

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Did you know?

The common name for badgers is brock. Many place names are associated with badgers, including Brockdish in South Norfolk, an indicator that badgers are very ancient inhabitants of Norfolk.

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