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Thu, 30 Sept



Shaftesbury Hedgehogs Need Our Help

Susy & Colin Varndell of the Dorset Mammal Group's hedgehog project will tell us how to make Shaftesbury a safe and nurturing environment for our hedgehogs. We'll have an interactive discussion as we take the hedgehog friendly town initiative forward, Register on Eventbrite.

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Shaftesbury Hedgehogs Need Our Help
Shaftesbury Hedgehogs Need Our Help

Time & Location

30 Sept 2021, 19:30

Shaftesbury, 21 High St, Shaftesbury SP7 8JE, UK

About the Event

Hedgehogs are in trouble.

PROVIDE shallow dishes of water – bird bath√

NO slug pellets - they can be fatal. Hedgehogs eat insects, slugs too, and need unkempt areas in which to feed and long grass in which to lie up during the day.

CHECK long grass by gently prodding with a stick before strimming or mowing.

MAKE log piles around the edge of gardens and allotments where they can hide and feed.

HOLES 5 inches/13cms square in fences to enable them to travel long distances at night in search of food.

BUILD a box or make a cavity under a shed

We'll hear of other ways to conserve our hedgehogs during this talk. Come along to be part of this initiative to make Shaftesbury hedgehog friendly.

Please use Eventbrite to register your intention to join this event so that we can manage the numbers in a 'Covid-cautious' way - link here Planet Shaftesbury Events | Eventbrite

We will encourage mask-wearing when moving about, distance the seating, allow plenty of time for refreshments/comfort break, take contact details and have sanitiser available - creating an environment similar to that maintained by cafes and restaurants prior to 19th July. 

Come along to join the Hedgehog Friendly Shaftesbury initiative.


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