Become a hedgehog champion!

Please do get involved with our public participation project called Hedgehog Street (in partnership with People's Trust for Endangered Species).  See www.hedgehogstreet.org for how you can help by making only very small changes to the way you manage your garden.  Thank you.

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    I signed up with hedgehogstreet in late autumn when we spotted a hedgehog in the garden during the day and realising that this might not be right for him, I searched online for info and clicked on hedgehogstreet site.  The pack I received was very useful and the information on the site helpful - so much so that I got into the garden and made sure there were passage ways to neighbours gardens-by making holes in the fencing.  I also made a shelter for food (I use dried cat food) and there are now a couple of areas where they can make home.  My grandchildren have enjoyed getting involed.

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  • FloBearFloBear Posts: 2,281

    Very excited as I'm about to rehome four rescue hedgehogs who need a secure pesticide free garden to live out their lives. Just waiting for the lady to arrive with them :- )

     

  • FloBearFloBear Posts: 2,281

    They're here! Here's a piccie of the first one out of the box.

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  • HyppyBykerHyppyByker Posts: 141

    What a lovely thing to do FloBear - hope they're settling in nicely image

  • FloBearFloBear Posts: 2,281

    Thank you. In fact only three were available on the day. They've taken up residence under the shed, despite a lovely cosy straw-filled box that I made especially for them! Blue Boy, the boldest, nips out as soon as it starts to get dark. Last night he made a beeline for the food bowl as soon as I walked away from it.  About 10 mins until bowl time - I hope I see all of them tonight. 

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,344

    Hi FloBear, what a fantastic thing to do. Wish them & you every success

    Thanks to Judith2. Really good link, will have to go out  tomorrow to make sure that the hole that I has been made in the fence is 15 cm in diameter

  • FloBearFloBear Posts: 2,281

    Thanks Hollie-Hock. I'm worrying because I only saw one last night. I may have to stay out longer to see the shy boys appear ! I have the opposite problem to you. Have to block up any hole 2" or above to stop the boys wandering to gardens where poisons may lurk.

  • Steff37Steff37 Posts: 28

    My garden is walled all around and hubby has banned me from banging holes in the walls. I think I'll have to wait until he has a weekend away and go to it with a hammer and chisel! image

  • FloBearFloBear Posts: 2,281

    Or see if you can adopt rescues as they'll be safe within your walls!

  • Steff37Steff37 Posts: 28

    Ooh, now that's an idea.  I have a loony cat though...

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