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?
The new paper, written by David Wembridge, Martin Newman, Paul Bright and Pat Morris is titled "An estimate of the annual number of hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) road casualties in Great Britain." Counts of hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) road casualties identified in car surveys have … [Read more...] about New paper published in our online journal Mammal Communications
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