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National Badger Day 

October brings us #NationalBadgerDay and a whole heap of love for this iconic British wildlife species

Our theme for National Badger Day and the month ahead is #LoveBadgers.

We are celebrating badgers and looking to a more hopeful future. National Badger Day, 6th October, begins a campaign to embrace all that a love of wildlife gives us. 

 

Anyone can share why they're besotted with badgers via the #LoveBadgers and #NationalBadgerDay hashtags, today and throughout October. And with creative challenges and limited edition exclusives, there are plenty of ways to join in. 

Badger climbing base of tree - National Badger Day

A message from Dominic Dyer, CEO of the Badger Trust:

We're celebrating the beauty of badgers and all that wildlife and nature brings to us. National Badger Day is a brilliant opportunity to share our love for badgers with each other. And using the #LoveBadgers tag during October gathers together these positive stories.


Despite the horror of the ongoing badger cull and the challenges and impact of the pandemic, there are joyful moments too. So many of us recognise how nature is an important part of our lives, one we need to value more, and engage with more. 

 

National Badger Day and the month ahead give us all an opportunity to celebrate these iconic wild animals. It's also a time to hope for a better future for them, one which we continue to campaign for.

How you can get involved:

Get creative and win! 

We asked you to show us why you #LoveBadgers – our theme for National Badger Day – to win one of 20 limited edition pins.

 

You chose how to get creative: write a poem, draw a picture, design a poster, take a photo, record a message or anything else to show why these marvellous mustelids mean a lot to you. 

Open to all ages, you posted your entry in the comments on our social media posts, or emailed it to staff@badgertrust.org.uk. The giveaway closed at midnight on Friday 9 October.

You showed your favourite entries some love, and your reactions helped us whittle down our winners. Thank you!

NBD winners
NBD winners

The winners! Why you #LoveBadgers Our winners chose how to get creative: write a poem, draw a picture, design a poster, take a photo, record a message or anything else to show why these marvellous mustelids mean a lot to you. Please press the left and right arrows to see the winning entries.

Megan Cooke
Megan Cooke

"To create this drawing I used coloured pencils and it took around 20 hours of concentration and patience to capture the realistic look of this badger. Taking this long demonstrates my love for these animals and I really wanted to capture their personality in a drawing."

Abbey Scott
Abbey Scott

"An illustrated poem in honour of #NationalBadgerDay Enjoy."

NBD winners
NBD winners

The winners! Why you #LoveBadgers Our winners chose how to get creative: write a poem, draw a picture, design a poster, take a photo, record a message or anything else to show why these marvellous mustelids mean a lot to you. Please press the left and right arrows to see the winning entries.

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...and the video winners! 

Join us and receive a special treat*

Badger Trust is the voice for badgers. When you join us you're adding your voice and support to our campaign work, helping us highlight the threats badgers face. £2 a month gets you membership to our badger clan, putting you at the heart of all things badger.

Shop with us 

Did you know that every time you buy from our shop, 100% of the profits support our furry friends? Dedicated to all things badger, we're proud to support the British artists and artisans who design the products we sell. 

And, while stocks last, you'll find our limited edition National Badger Day pins too. 

With Christmas fast approaching (did we really say that?) there's no time to waste – take a look now!

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And you can become a badger champion by sharing our messages with your friends and family. Spread the word about the beauty of badgers, the threats they face, and what we can all do to help them.

Make a donation

As a registered charity we rely on people like you to fund our activities. Your gift helps us support our local Badger Groups, keep our badger crime reporting centre open, carry on our vital campaign work, and more.  Anything you can donate helps us protect badgers.

 

There are different ways to donate – pick the one that suits you best.

 


 

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