Following on from Dave's blog on this subject last month, I heard about an alternate option today that is being pursued in Gloucestershire, the neighbouring county to me so thought I would share it with you.
Back in June, the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust announced it would commence vaccination trials on Badgers in this story here. Today, I picked up via Twitter that fourteen animals have been vaccinated at one location alone - good news for those creatures, even though the cull that has been much discussed is probably a long way off yet. Reading on further, more details can be found here as well.
I am encouraged by this and hope that this might prove to be the solution.
If you want to support Badger protection in any way, the Badger Trust website is here.
Finally, one more quick plug for the Big Butterfly Count - don't forget to join in and send in your records.
Mine for my garden is as follows;
6 Large White
1 Red Admiral
2 Meadow Brown
I Common Blue
Quite happy with that for a small patch - shows the wildlife planting has worked anyway.