Whittington and Fisherwick Environment Group (WFEG) is launching its latest project and it wants you all to get involved! Hedgehogs are loved by many of us but in recent years their numbers have declined significantly because of habitat loss and we can change that.
The British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) describes how each hedgehog needs an area equivalent to 30 football pitches to find food.
Fortunately, they are not territorial and many hedgehogs will share the same space, so, the creation of a Hedgehog-friendly garden may attract many different prickly visitors, but fundamental to their survival are ‘Hedgehog Highways’ that link these friendly habitats. Although, we already have some areas in the village suitable for hedgehogs they need far more, which need to be connected for our prickly friends to thrive.
That’s where you come in! WFEG will provide you with information and support to make your garden Hedgehog-friendly, through its website, through What’s Happening Whittington (WHW) on Facebook and through local journals.
Our aim is to connect all the gardens so that hedgehogs can criss-cross the village to find food and a map is being prepared, which will be regularly updated, as more people join the scheme, to illustrate the Hedgehog-friendly spaces.
It is our hope that you’ll take part in this project and spread the word, so that we can become a safe and hog-friendly village and you may contact Dave Murcott on 07823 324056 or any other member of WFEG for further information.