Not in the Pilot Area?
Don’t live in this area and wish to get involved and launch your own hedgehog street in your neighbourhood?
Contact LNP Co-ordinator Emily Shaw:
How you can help Hedgehogs
If you want to help encourage hegdehogs into your garden, there are a few things you can do:
Linking your garden to create ‘Hedgehog Highways’
Hedgehogs roam between 1-2 miles each night during the active season and therefore it is very important they have access to a wide range of gardens. Cutting 13 x 13cm holes (a CD is a good template) in walls or fences will let hedgehogs through but will be too small for most pets.
Avoid using slug pellets and other chemicals
Using pesticides, insecticides and slug pellets severely reduces the amount of food available in your garden. These are toxic and can kill hedgehogs if they ingest slugs or snails that have died from slug pellets.