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Hogs need Help! 

Creating Hedgehog Highways

This is the East Meon Hedgehog Highways Mascot.

 

We now know that one of the main reasons why hedgehogs are declining in Britain is because our fences and walls are becoming more and more secure, reducing the amount of land available to them.

 

Hedgehogs need space to create territories, forage and find mates.  More than 12,000 hedgehog holes have been created as part of the Hedgehog Street’s Hedgehog Highway initiative and the village of Kirtlington has one of the most creative routes on the map.

 

Chris Powles is the Chair of Kirtlington Wildlife & Conservation Society and, together with his brother, Stephen, they will present a little on hedgehog ecology before going on to explain why and how we should create hedgehog highways.  Stephen is a wildlife photographer and cameraman.

 

Click here to open the poster.

 

More information on the Kirtlington Hedgehog Highways can be found here:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/17/prickly-business-hedgehog-highway-knits-a-village-together-kirtlington-oxfordshire-aoe

 

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