Category Archives: hedgehogs


      Go wild in your park with the RSPB and Aldi! In Alexandra Park, Whalley Range throughout August 2017, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) will be delivering free nature activities in Alexandra Park exploring … Continue reading

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Alex Park wildlife forum – invitation to join

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Now that the renovation works are more or less complete, the focus of attention is back on ongoing management. To support this, there are various forums that have been set up to represent different interest groups: wildlife, heritage, arts & … Continue reading

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Help with small mammal survey – this Fri 4th & Sat 5th Oct

We are doing a small mammal survey in Hough End Clough using Longworth traps and tracking tunnels with the GM Ecology Unit Local Record Centre. The last mammal trapping we did was in Alex park a couple years ago.  We … Continue reading

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More fox, hedgehog & wood mouse footage

Some more footage from scouting cameras set up by the hedgehog tracking tunnels in Alexandra Park.

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Hedgehog and fox nighttime footage

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We set up scouting cameras and captured some great footage of nighttime activity in the hedgehog tracking tunnels. You can hear in the background some folk in the park drumming at midnight, and the sound of the hedgehog chomping away … Continue reading

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Hedgehog tracking success

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A group of us set up 8 hedgehog tracking tunnels in Alex park yesterday evening, using the tunnels made in 2011. I checked them today and 4 of the tunnels had hedgehog tracks, so they are still in the park … Continue reading

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Hedgehog hibernation survey

A study was conducted 40 years ago which suggested a link between climate and when hedgehogs come out of hibernation. The British Hedgehog Preservation Society and the People’s Trust for Endangered Species are now  repeating the study to see if climate change … Continue reading

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