Hedgehogs. Why can't they just share the hedge?
So asked Comedian Dan Antopolski at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2009 (and won best joke in the process!).
We don't have as many hedges as we once did and so perhaps that might be one reason why hedge hogging mammals are in trouble? Although counting hedgehogs is difficult there is evidence that numbers are declining from an estimated 36.5m in the 1950's to around 1.5m in 1995 and still falling. Read the latest numbers and how things are changing in the State of Britain's Hedgehogs Report 2018 published by PTES. If you see a hog please report it on the Big Hedgehog Map and help the next report.
This week is Hedgehog Awareness Week running from 6th – 12thMay 2018 and The British Hedgehog Preservation Society is asking everyone to do one thing for hedgehogs during the week, report a sighting, cut a hole in your fence, contact local councils and tool hire companies asking them to be hedgehog aware (strimmers and mowers are a major cause of injury).