Meet up 9.30am Kirtlington Village Hall Car Park, off South Green OX5 3HJ (Grid Ref: SP 5018 1958)
Please note the A4095 main road through Kirtlington is currently closed to all vehicles south of South Green, so either approach from the north via Weston-on -the-Green and Akeman Street/ Weston Road, or park in south part of Kirtlington on the Bletchingdon Road and walk the short distance to village hall.
Part of our routes may include some walking on narrow country lanes, so please bring a hi-vis jacket if you have one.
We expect to finish by 12.30am, then maybe retire to the Oxford Arms pub to collate our results.
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 as likely to be hot.
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
Here's our provisional programme of survey afternoons for the summer :
Sunday 15th July - Woodstock area. POSTPONED
Sunday 22nd July - Kirtlington Area - 9.30 meet
Saturday 28th July - Glympton area.
Sunday 29th July - in reserve in case any previous survey not done due weather, etc
Sunday 5th August - at Grenoble Way, Blackbird Leys? - potential housing development/possible O2C Expressway route.
Saturday 11th August - Eynsham Garden Village
Saturday 18th August - Enstone area.
Sunday 19th August - in reserve in case any previous survey not done due weather etc.
Saturday 25th August - Chipping Norton area.
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.