Bob Cowlin

I saw my first badger on a watch in Hainault Forest, Essex, when I was 18.  I saw four cubs and three adults (unbelievably lucky) and was hooked.

I became Essex Badger Recorder for the Mammal Society between about 1970 and 1985 and published "Badgers in Essex", the first authentic survey of the distribution of setts in the county.  I have 40 years experience of looking for badger setts and signs of the animals in East Anglia and can promise you an excellent day because we are in good badger country.