National Badger Day

Updated: Sep 27, 2021

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.


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! 

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


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, post your entry in the comments on our social media posts, or email it to staff@badgertrust.org.uk. Competition closes at midnight on Friday 9 October.


Your reactions will help us whittle down our winners, so show your favourite entries some love. 


Join us and receive a special treat*