Not long now before the cull season starts. Supplementary culling is already underway in some areas. So keen to make the most of the remaining weekends. Please join Richard Tilley's team on an enjoyable footpath walk and do your part to help save Oxfordshire's badgers.
Meet up 9.30am at A44 southbound layby at Over Kiddington OX20 1DB (Grid Ref SP 410 220).
Please note it's Kiddington, NOT Kidlington! If driving north from Oxford, the layby is on the right, just before the big Cedar tree.
We plan to finish by 12.30pm, then meet again to collate findings.
Very few weeks left now until the threatened badger cull could start in Oxfordshire. We still have large areas of West Oxfordshire to survey for setts. Please assist us with a last big push to maximise our boots on the ground. Come out and join us surveying, and do please adopt and monitor any setts you know in your local area.
email any questions to OBG@oxonbadgers.org.uk please
Planning to finish about 12.30pm.
This is the drill for our sett surveying walks
Please bring suitable walking boots/shoes and clothing - plenty of nettles, brambles and horse-flies around!
Water or other drinks recommended.
Binoculars, smart phone or notebook and pen also useful. Enlarged maps of the particular grid squares or paths we're most interested in will be provided. You may want to bring your own map if you have one
Do you know of setts that you could monitor and if necessary defend during the cull ?
Please report the location and status of your local setts to OBG. Then check them regularly for interference (such as digging or blocking or snaring). If you are in a likely Cull zone we would ask you to consider defending the sett nearer the time - just being out in Hi-VIs or regularly checking for evidence of laying down bait (peanuts) by shooters could save many, many lives.
If you know the ground in any of these areas please send us an update on badger sett locations and activity. If you can join us on Survey day please do!
Sett reports can be submitted on line to OBG or the Badger Trust via the links on this page.