Saturday, 29 September 2012

Deep in the wild wood


I would like to donate Mr Badger to an Education unit or library trust that is interested in promoting the welfare of wildlife (especially badgers at the moment).  If you think he would capture the interest of children and adults alike, and you could make real use of him, please leave me a comment with the reason.
I will donate him to those who would like to make the best use of him.

15 comments:

  1. He's beautiful,ready for action!
    I actually know very little about badger protection.Do you have a group in your area who could help? I see the focus being on badger awareness.
    I know this entails a lot of work,and finger stabbing,but....... a baby badger would be cute!!!

    Ruby

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  2. Thank you for the compliment.

    Hmmm... baby badgers, I like the idea but the finger stabbing is a bit off putting, am nearly out of black wool tops too.

    I was privileged to watch a sett of badgers, along with 5 cubs, when I was 11. They are a much maligned and misunderstood animal, at risk from digging up for illegal baiting and also at risk from irate farmers, who blame them for spreading bovine TB.

    The proposal to cull in Somerset is wicked and based on little (to no) scientific evidence of any benefit to dairy or beef herds. They have culled before to no effect.

    I shall get off my soap box now. Off to work on ideas for more animals in paint and wool. Happy Sunday.

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  3. Oh!! He's fabulous!! His character, clothes, sooo life like. I have a friend trying to learn to needle felt. I will send her your blog link. Wonderful work Charlotte!

    xo
    dulcy

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    1. Thank you Dulcy, he is quite imposing ans sits on my desk looking disapprovingly at the lack of work going on.

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  4. He's turned out wonderfully. I think donating him to to an Education unit is a great idea, especially considering how rough a time badgers are having at the minute (senseless stupid government).

    Anyway, I hope you find somewhere who wants him.

    Have a good week.
    R

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    1. Thank you Rachel, I haven't had much interest yet, will have to hawk him around the wildlife centres over the weeken.

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  5. such a great and generous idea Charlotte. I hope you find a wonderful place/home for your magical badger!

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    1. Thanks Tammie, he needs a home, ours is getting just a bit too crowded with strange creatures at the moment.

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  6. He is wonderful. I live in the outskirts of the new Forest. If I can help I will...

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    1. Thanks Penny, I am going to see if they want him out our local Nature Reserve Education Centre, if they don't then I might get in touch.

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  7. What a fab idea Charlotte, i love your Mr badger, Im sure he will find the perfect home. I do love badgers, still haven't seen a real live one yet!

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  8. Love your badger. I hope your keeping well, I have been absent as I took on a new job and time has flown. But having seen your badger it made me realise how much I have missed the blog community and the amazing care and insight which is part of it. :) Ruth

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  9. Charlotte,do you know this is national Badger Day! I've just found this out on Art Room Plant ..... top of my blog list.

    Ruby

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    1. No I didn't. Thanks for passing that on.

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  10. Hey Charlotte, I read this post, but never commented at the time........but had intended to say your Badger has turned out beautifully and I do so hope he finds a suitable home.
    I'm horrified at the thought of a Badger cull, hopefully your Badger can help educate people about these wonderful creatures.......
    What a wonderful experience you had when you were 11, that must've been so interesting and a once in a life time event.....

    CLaire :}

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