Hedgehogs and hibernation

Why do hedgehogs hibernate?   Hedgehogs hibernate because their food supply of invertebrates is in short supply in winter meaning that they would have to spend too long foraging for food using up more energy than they gained from the…

Hedgehog heaven in Cawthorne

I was recently invited to Allan and Anita’s house in Cawthorne to see their hedgehog friendly garden and to talk about their work rescuing hedgehogs. The garden was long and narrow and had everything a hedgehog needs. It had lots of…

Our First Tunnel Survey

Berry Moor Farm Silkstone Common Grid Square SE 29 03 Over Easter weekend (3rd-7th April) we carried out the first tunnel survey as part of Hogwatch on Berry Moor Farm, Silkstone Common with permission of the owner.  Berry Moor Farm…

Badgers and hedgehogs Q and A

BADGERS and HEDGEHOGS Q & A   Do badgers predate on hedgehogs?   Yes, but the extent is still being investigated.   Do hedgehogs make up a significant proportion of badger diet?   No. Mammals of any sort form a…

Book your tunnel!

We now have our survey tunnels and have collected together all the materials needed to start looking for hedgehogs. We have had lots of sightings of hedgehogs in the last few weeks – thanks if you have reported one yourself.…

Hogwatch Poems

Ian McMillan, Trustee of Barnsley Biodiversity Trust, kindly wrote a poem especially for the Hogwatch Launch. This was read at the launch by Colin Graham from Barnsley Biodiversity Trust, along with his own poem. They are both here: SEVEN DAYS…

Successful launch!

It was great to see everyone at the launch, thanks for coming! There was an introduction from Pete Riley from Penistone Friends of the Earth, welcoming everyone and talking about the worrying decline in hedgehog populations. Colin Graham from Barnsley…

2015 Hogwatch Launch

As the hedgehogs are coming out of hibernation, we are getting ready for the Launch of Hogwatch 2015. You might already have sent us in your Valentines Card for the Love Hedgehogs competition. (If not, we can accept a few…