Event Date: 15 October 2019
Contact: Jane Hampson
Telephone: 07530891601
Email Address: info@ruralhub.org.uk

10.30am – 12.30pm

Gate Farm, Fen End, Kenilworth CV8 1NW by kind permission of Susie Hammett

Although counting the numbers of hedgehogs in Britain is difficult, there is no doubt that the species has seen a rapid decline and it appears that we have lost half of our hedgehogs since the millennium.

Hedgehogs enjoy living on the edge of woodlands. They thrive in the mosaic of hedges, fields and woodlands that characterise the British countryside.  As the name suggests, hedgehogs are often found near hedgerows. These are ideal nest sites, providing a good supply of food, protection from predators and corridors to move along.  The pastures used by cattle, sheep or horses are also important foraging areas for hedgehogs.

In 2015 Warwickshire Wildlife Trust set up Hedgehog Improvement Areas across Solihull and Rugby with the aim of empowering people to take action to help their local hedgehogs. With hedgehogs still in decline in rural areas there is no better time to start helping our prickly friends on your land and this event will give you some ideas as to how you might do this.  We will firstly look at farmland habitats that are ideal for hedgehogs before we hear a presentation by the Trust’s Senior Hedgehog Officer, Dr Deborah Wright.

Refreshments will be provided.

To book your place on this free event please contact Jane Hampson



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Jane Hampson
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Graham Collier (Hub Deputy Chairman)
Paul Rice
Carrie Robbins
Alexandra Robinson
James Walton


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Luke Ryder, NFU
Mark Dickin, Ellacotts Accountants
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Mark Meadows, Tithe Farm
Alexandra Robinson, Wright Hassall LLP
Bob Slater, Slater Farm Management Services
Chris Tallis, Tallis Amos Group
Jef Tuyn, Agricultural Consultant
Matt Willmott, King's Seeds
John Slee, Abbey Farm


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