hedgehog street & hibernation survey
People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) launched a new public participation project called Hedgehog Street in June 2011. The project urges people all over the UK to become hedgehog champions and in turn inspire their neighbours to create hedgehog friendly gardens. Nearly 25,000 are registered so far- and you can join in too!
The aim is to have a whole street, estate, communal or school grounds doing something positive for hedgehogs and linking up their green spaces. Gardens and other urban green spaces are often too tidy these days, paved over or enclosed by solid fencing. Hedgehogs need our gardens and backyards to be reconnected and improved, by building log piles, leaving rough areas or just by making a small hole in your wall or fence so they can move freely in and out of your garden.
You can help collect further data about hedgehogs by taking part in the Hedgehog Hibernation Survey which starts on Friday 1st February 2013. The survey is now in its second year,and aims to find out more about the creature’s patterns of behaviour, which in turn will help inform practical conservation action.
how to take part
- Become a hedgehog champion and get your free pack at www.hedgehogstreet.org. The dedicated website also includes a hedgehog gallery, active forum, top tips and more.
- Register and take part in the Hibernation Survey before 1st Feb 2013
If you have any further questions about the project please email firstname.lastname@example.org.