The hedgehog is rapidly disappearing from Britain. This half term week (Sunday 27 May - Sunday 3 June 2018) we need you to help us find out why. Hedgehogs are thought to have declined by around a third over the past 10 years, and the reasons for the decline remain largely unknown. To help … [Read more...] about Big Half Term Hedgehog Watch 2018
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The once familiar hedgehog has declined dramatically over the past few decades. Surprisingly, for such a well-loved creature, very little is known about why the hedgehog is in crisis. This makes it difficult to target conservation efforts to where they will be most effective. It is presumed that … [Read more...] about Ever wondered what hedgehogs get up to when we’re not looking?
Following the launch of our 2017 Hedgehog Watch Project, Society Chair, Prof. Fiona Mathews was pleased to be invited to speak to John Humphrys on Radio 4’s Today programme. During the Radio 4 broadcast Fiona explained that, although we know that there has been a general decline in the hedgehog … [Read more...] about Save the hedgehog…be lazy!
During last year's Mammal Week we launched the Hedgehog Watch Project asking our supporters to let us know when they had last seen a hedgehog. We had almost 4,000 responses altogether, helping us to map sightings across the UK! The responses continue to contribute to ongoing research but key … [Read more...] about 2017 Hedgehog Watch Project now open
For National Mammal Week we are pleased to present a brand new hedgehog design in our online clothing store. This new design is available in our whole range to include T-shirts, sweaters and tote bags. All are made to order in an ethically accredited, organic certified factory. What's more we are … [Read more...] about Brand new hedgehog design for Mammal Week
Following on from the results gained from our first year of running the Hedgehog Watch survey during National Mammal Week, we are conducting a project investigating how artificial lighting affects hedgehogs in gardens, appropriately named, the Hedgehog and Lighting Project! Our Hedgehog Watch … [Read more...] about Introducing the Hedgehog and Lighting Project
Winter is nearly here and it’s time for hedgehogs to hibernate. But how have they fared this year? As part of National Mammal Week, the Mammal Society is appealing to the public to help with a new survey that will review how many hedgehogs – dead or alive – have been spotted this year. Fiona … [Read more...] about Help the Mammal Society’s Annual Hedgehog Watch
Winter is nearly here and it’s time for hedgehogs to hibernate. But how have they fared this year? As part of National Mammal Week, the Mammal Society is appealing to the public to help with a new survey that will review how many hedgehogs – dead or alive – have been spotted this year. Fiona … [Read more...] about Help our annual Hedgehog-Watch
Hedgehog - Erinaceus europaeus Taxon: Eulipotyphla General fact sheet (click to download) Field sign fact sheet (click to download) Habitat: Urban & gardens, grassland, mixed woodland, heathland, arable land. Description: Unmistakable coat of several thousand spines … [Read more...] about Species – Hedgehog
2007 The Mammal Society regrets the introduction of hedgehogs to the Uists, their release on several other British islands, and their sale around the world as part of the pet trade. These actions are extremely irresponsible. Introduced species are a major cause of species loss worldwide. Predation … [Read more...] about Hedgehogs on the Uists