Badgers live in large family groups in underground burrows called setts. These setts are generally found along woodland edges and can have many entrances. They will often have been used for years by many generations of the same family.

Badgers are nocturnal and can be seen at any time of year, but are less likely to be seen during the winter. They don’t hibernate but they do spend a lot more time underground, only emerging to forage for food when the weather is warm enough.

They are omnivorous and eat worms, insects, carrion, small mammals, fruit, seeds and roots.