First some good news…..
After a four week absence our resident hedgehog has returned . It’s such a relief to see Bud back again . Recently we have had a few hedgehog casualties on local roads and we feared we had lost him. It’s not unusual for hedgehogs to move around during the summer months so it shouldn’t have been a surprise but all the same it’s great to see him back “home”
And now time for the bad news……
Most of you will know we have had resident hedgehogs here in my garden as well as two young hogs who spent a winter in my dining room. You are also probably aware that the Hedgehog is a Red listed mammal here in the U.K.
Iconic and almost universally loved the hog is now in serious decline. Despite recovering numbers during the lockdown period a recent study has estimated that their may be only 500,000 hedgehogs left in the wild . And once again their biggest problem is us , mankind.
They join a long list of other British mammals , including man species of bats , the Red Squirrel, Harvest Mouse and many more . In fact 45 % of British mammals are now at risk. An astonishing figure .
Click here for the latest information on the Red li
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