These elusive and beloved mammals, native to most of Europe, are named from the French word ‘becheur’, meaning ‘digger’. This is a fitting description considering their creation of large, underground tunnels, or setts, which contain nest chambers, toilet spaces and various entrances. These setts grow larger and more complex with each generation, resulting in some tunnel systems which are centuries old. Badgers are nocturnal and eat a varied diet of plants and small invertebrates, including earthworms, which they consume by the hundreds each night. To learn more visit the portfolio page.