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iWild Taliesin

This small area of scrubland in Shotton, bordering a railway line, is the smallest iWild North Wales site. Could this be a potential safe-haven for some mammals?

There was only room for three of our camera traps here, and it was certainly a busy site for dog walkers too. However, inside knowledge said we might find badgers foraging after dark… and they were heard before they were seen!

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The badgers teased us, and we got a record number of shots of just their back-ends… 

What was very exciting was a new behavioural recording for the iWild project – a fox caching food in the tiny patch of woodland on the site. Even more intriguing was that what appeared to be a different, skinnier fox, that found the cache a few days later and promptly gobbled it down.

It highlights the competition that exists between these semi-urban foxes and again provides a great insight into how these community parks are used by wildlife when all the people have gone home. 

All iWild events are completely free and there is no need to book – but you can always let us know you’re coming along!

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