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Hedgehog Season 2017

Another season begins for us at Cawthorne and we already have hogs coming for supper at night. We have 11 hedgehogs in enclosed hibernation which are waking up for a snack and a drink. Meanwhile we have 2 hogs in…

Hedgehogs Variable Diet

Hogwatch recently received an article by Yorkshire naturalist Colin Hines about the diet of hedgehogs during the prolonged period of drought in 1976. Readers of a certain vintage will recall that the drought lasted the whole summer with very high…

Tunnel Survey in Thurgoland

Report on Thurgoland Tunnel Survey May 2016   Ten survey tunnels were placed in gardens, cemetery and playing field in Thurgoland for five consecutive nights in early May.  The result revealed that hedgehogs are present in the village. Two tunnels…

Household Survey in Tankersley

Hogwatch sightings in Tankersley were low so a team  tried a new approach in May by doing a door to door survey. Approximately every third household was asked if they had seen a hedgehog in 2015 or 2016.  Around 50…

Please be careful strimming

Cawthorne Hedgehog Rescue and Care Centre has recently received a hedgehog from near the playground in Silkstone which appeared to have been caught by a strimmer. The hedgehog was in a very bad way when it was found, with a smashed…