The Scouts have started a project to map the sightings of hedgehogs in Deddington. We hope this will lead to the formation of ‘highways’ which will allow hedge- hogs to roam safely. They can travel up to 2km a night but our modern practice of solid boundaries instead of hedges stops them moving easily from garden to garden. A simple 13cm hole (gateway) cut into a fence or wall can make all the difference.
We are asking a few simple questions: have you seen a hedgehog or evidence of one – it could be poo or a ‘nest’ – in your garden in the past 12 months? If so,what’s your address? What are your garden boundaries made of? Do you already have a hedgehog ‘gateway’?
Please let us know if you have any information on any hedgehogs currently living in Deddington. You can contact us at email@example.com or come to the March farmers’ market to plot your sightings on our map and claim your hedgehog fridge magnet.