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Track traps

Finding tracks can be difficult when you first start out.  So looking for places where the tracks will be more visible can be useful.  Think of sandy ground, muddy ground, or even snow.  These places are known as track traps. You can also make your own track traps, sometimes by just clearing leaf litter out […]

track traps | methods of locomotion

venison tagine | wild foods | bushcraft | Kent

Venison tagine

This recipe for venison tagine is Nicola’s take on the classic Moroccan dish and it’s delicious. Ingredients Serves 4 500g of diced venison 1 butternut squash, cubed 1 onion, finely chopped 2 carrots, diced 100g of apricots 1 tin of chopped tomatoes 1 tin of chickpeas 2 gloves of garlic, finely chopped Chopped parsley 1 […]

Number of toes

The table below shows the number of toes for common mammal species in the British Isles.  The list includes plantigrades and digitigrades but not ungulates.  Take a look at this post for more detail on different methods of locomotion in mammals. Species Fore foot Hind foot Badgers 5 5 Hedgehogs 5 5 Mice 4 5 […]

number of toes | methods of locomotion | Jack raven Bushcraft in BBC Wildlife Magazine

badger latrines | tracking | wildlife | bushcraft | Kent

Badger latrines

Recently whilst wandering through our beautiful ancient woodland I spotted a couple of  badger latrines.  This is great, it means that badgers are around.  So I put together this short video to show you what a badger latrine looks like (warning – there’s a close up!) and why they dig them. We talk about and […]