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Help the hedgehogs!

Posted by admin on January 26, 2016 in
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Make your garden hedgehog friendly by:

  • Leaving 5inch gaps under fences to allow hedgehogs access to your garden, and encouraging your neighbours to do the same
  • Leave piles of loose leaves and sticks to provide hibernating and foraging habitat
  • Never using slug pellets – hedgehogs can do the job for you!
  • Never feed bread and milk to hedgehogs – if you want to provide food occasionally, meat (not fish) based cat or dog food is better
  • Check before lighting bonfires, strimming long grass or forking a compost heap to make sure you don’t disturb hedgehogs in residence

For more information on how you can help hedgehogs visit Hedgehog Street: http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/.