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This Hedgehog Awareness Week you’re invited to join us for an evening celebrating all things hedgehog. Hedgehog Street is a joint campaign by People’s Trust for Endangered Species and The British Hedgehog Preservation Society, and we’re thrilled to bring you this FREE event to entertain, educate and inspire. We’ve prepared a varied line-up of speakers covering topics from research and conservation to community action and engagement.
Find out more about the event and speakers HERE.
Date: Tuesday 3rd May 2022
We’ll be joined by:
Hugh Warwick, Author and BHPS spokesperson
Joel Ashton, Wildlife gardener
Jo Wilkinson, Hedgehog Friendly Campus
David Murcott, Hedgehog Champion and local group co-founder
Lauren Moore, Hedgehog researcher
Grace Johnson, Hedgehog Officer
In winter, anyone whose garden floods in places, please move hedgehog houses and keep an eye out for wet hoggies. They don’t wake up automatically even in a flood. Moving boxes now won’t wake up any hibernating hogs. They can swim just fine, but if hibernating somewhere that floods, they might drown because they don’t have a mechanism for coming out of hibernation quickly.Please keep your eyes open for hedgehogs needing help. They are still about in this relatively mild weather. With flooding expected, if your garden floods please move hedgehog houses to a high point in your garden. Hedgehogs can not wake up quickly to swim away if they are in hibernation, it can take 20 minutes or longer and takes a lot! of energy. So please keep putting food out. They can hibernate under fallen trees, under sheds, in wood piles and in fact any other undisturbed space they fee safe in. Many hedgehogs die during hibernation because they are unwell or their chosen site isn’t suitable, so please take care over this period. Stillingfleet Hedgehog Rescue is running normally and following covid-19 protocol with mask and distancing so please don’t hesitate to contact.
If you see any hedgehogs out between 8.30am and 4.30pm they need help
Options are: look on Yorkshirehedgehogs.co.uk OR Britishhedgehogs.org.uk for a list of rescuers nearest to you that have spaces available. 2nd: You can also make contact with your local vets who accept hedgehogs.
Hedgehog Friendly Cawood is a community initiative open to all age groups.
A group (Cawood Prickles) is being developed to create and organise activities that will support the survival of a healthy hedgehog population for future generations. The activities can be by an individual or family in their own garden to maintain hedgehog highways and ensure habitat.
Hedgehog highways are gaps in fencing to allow the hedgehogs to forage for food in a much larger area; barriers between gardens are one of the main problems preventing hedgehogs finding enough natural food to eat.
The vision is for a positive and engaged attitude to hedgehogs throughout the village and celebrating their existence through activities that highlight Cawood as a hedgehog friendly village.