THE FUTURE OF FARMING
Spot a badger burrow on a hike? Call the hotline 1-877-715-9299 (tollfree) or email info@ ontariobadgers.org. Badger burrows are about 10 inches in diameter and may have claw marks around their entrance. Call, too, if you find one killed on the road. It’s better to do this sooner rather than later — before they decompose or become food for scavengers.
Researchers set up Velcro “hair nags” at the top front of suspected badger burrows, to collect hair for DNA analysis. Because badger numbers are so few, studies can identify each badger through such analysis, and determine relationships between them — particularly, how inbreeding might be threatening the species’ survival.