Why should gardeners help hedgehogs?
Hedgehogs now need all the help we can give them. An area in your garden or on your allotment set aside for them might make a difference to a community of hedgehogs.
No matter what type of gardener you are, whether you are aware of it or not you will affect the wildlife that lives in the vicinity of your garden or allotment.
In the fight against slugs and other plant destructive creatures a hedgehog can be a great ally.
The things we hate in our garden are a hedgehogs idea of a good dinner. When they thrive we win too.
Organic principles are best for hedgehogs, chemical pellets that kill off slugs can also kill hedgehogs.
Not stripping everything from the perimeters of your plot might provide somewhere for hedgehogs to live. The web site links here are for people who are experts in providing information about the hedgehog and they are interesting sites to visit. A few moments spent gaining knowledge and information on these creatures could benefit the long term future of this creature as part of an English way of life.
Web sites in the UK that help hedgehogs, they need your help due to a decline in hedgehog population numbers.
- Hedgehog street. http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/
- British Hedgehog Preservation Society.
- Making a place for hedgehogs in your garden.