Hedgehog Awareness Week – 30th April to 6th May 2017

Be Aware and Take Care for hedgehogs when gardening!

Hedgehog Awareness Week runs from 30th April to 6th May 2017 and hedgehoggy events are being organised all around the country already!

Hedgehog Awareness Week is organised by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and takes place every year.  It aims to highlight the problems hedgehogs face and how you can help them.

This year efforts are focussed on their strimmer campaign.  They are advising that people be aware of hedgehogs in their gardens and their website states:

As well as checking areas before cutting there are other things we can do to help too:

  • Ensure there is hedgehog access in your garden – a 13cm x 13cm gap in boundary fences and walls.
  • Move piles of rubbish to a new site before burning it.
  • Ensure netting is kept at a safe height.
  • Check compost heaps before digging the fork in.
  • Stop or reduce the amount of pesticides and poisons used.
  • Cover drains or deep holes.
  • Ensure there is an easy route out of ponds and pools.

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Please go to the British Hedgehog Preservation Society website for full details:

http://www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk/hedgehog-awareness-week-2017/

Photo by Mike Pennington –

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hedgehog_(Erinaceus_europaeus),_Norwick_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1517441.jpg

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