Wildlife


Animal sign   Recently updated !

Tracking isn’t just about finding the tracks that an animal leaves behind, it’s also about the other clues that they leave that can inform us of their presence.  These clues are often refereed to as ‘sign’.  Here I’ll briefly describe some of those different types of  animal sign. Scat Scat is the term used in […]


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

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

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 […]


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 […]

badger latrines | tracking | wildlife | bushcraft | Kent

methods of seed dispersal | bushcraft uses for Rosebay Willowherb

Methods of seed dispersal

I’ve made this video on methods of seed dispersal because natural history underpins so much of what we do in bushcraft.  Take a look at this video to get an understanding about the many different ways in which plants and trees are able to disperse their seeds, it’s a fascinating topic. We talk about methods […]