#BLOGTOBER DAY 6 – National Badger Day
National Badger Day is held on the 6th October every year. You can join Badger groups all around the country to celebrate just how magnificent and important one of our oldest native species is to the British countryside and its people.
Badgers have an interesting reputation, depending on who you are. Generally seen as taciturn little fellows with a penchant for being territorial, they’re rarely seen as the sort of creatures you want to keep immediate company with. Badger Day wants to change that perspective, and eliminate certain myths about these creatures and their interactions with humans.
Badgers have a long history and reputation among humans, and there are few who have actually seen one alive and in person. Badger Day raises awareness of the need to protect badgers from human predation and brings issues of habitat and health concerns to the common man. The word for Badger comes from the French ‘Bucher’, which means digger, brought from their tendency to burrow underground and create sets where they raise their families and stay during the day.
Badgers, as it turns out, are largely nocturnal, explaining why they’re so rarely seen by most people.
Do you have anything planned for today? please let me know in comments!
Happy National Badgers Day! 🙂
Check out #Blogtober Day 7 here.