Devon urged to help thirsty hedgehogs from summer of heatwaves

Authored by Mary

While many of us across Devon have been out enjoying the heatwaves over lockdown, with temperatures have soared to 38 degrees in some parts of the country, wildlife experts at Spike’s Hedgehog Food are urging people to help out hogs who will be at increased risk of dehydration, with some even dying of thirst in the heat.

An abundance of water supplies across Devon, such as ponds has...

Devon residents called to take part in Hedgehogs After Dark

Authored by Mary

Hedgehog Street, a nationwide campaign set up by wildlife charities the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), to halt the ongoing decline in native hedgehogs, has this week launched ‘ Hedgehogs After Dark’ .

This exciting new citizen science initiative asks Hedgehog Champions across the UK to record hedgehog behaviours. Over...

Mammal charities identify worst areas for hedgehog road deaths

Authored by News Desk

If you are driving in the suburbs of Leeds, Manchester, Stoke on Trent or Birmingham this year, look out for one of Britain’s iconic and most threatened mammals.

In research just published, the Mammal Society details when, where and why hedgehog roadkill is most likely to occur, with the outskirts of cities in central Britain emerging as particular blackspots. The charity intends to...

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