As the cold weather sweeps into UK for the first time this year my mind turns to hedgehogs, european hedgehogs to be precise. They are in trouble, deep trouble and we can all do a little something to help them.
* Leave a wild corner or two in gardens, fields and parks which offers shelter, protection and natural foods.
* Buy or make a hedgehog home for hibernation or nesting in Spring.
* Check bonfires thoroughly and move sleeping hedgehogs to safety before lighting.
Further information and action 🙂
The British Hedgehog Preservation Society.
Hedgehog Street is a campaign aimed at ensuring the hedgehog, the UK’s only spiny mammal, remains a common and familiar part of British life. We know hedgehogs are in trouble. We’ve lost a third of all our hedgehogs in ten years.
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