Elsie & Fleur

Today’s the last day of Hedgehog Awareness Week, which ran from May 3, and you might have noticed a few ‘hedgehoggy’ events taking place all around the country during the last few days.

Hedgehog Awareness Week is organised by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and takes place every year. It aims to highlight the problems hedgehogs face and how you can help them, lots of tips to make sure our prickly friends stay safe can be found on the Society’s website www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk.
Last week the charity asked everyone to ‘Think Hedgehog’.  

Very simple things can make a huge difference, such as ensuring there is access into your garden, checking areas before strimming or mowing, moving piles of rubbish to a new site before burning it.

You should also ensure netting is kept at a safe height, check compost heaps before digging the fork in, stop or reduce the amount of pesticides and poisons used, covering drains or deep holes, and ensuring there is an easy route out of ponds and pools.
BHPS Chief Executive, Fay Vass, says: “There is so much that can be done to help hedgehogs, and with hedgehog numbers in decline it is more important now than ever. The rate of hedgehog decline in the UK is comparable to the loss of the world’s tiger population.”  

So to help the charity, throughout May, we will be donating 10% of any profits we make from sales of our gardening products to BHPS. This ends at midnight on May 31, 2015. To see what items we have in our gardening section, please click here.

Image courtesy of the BHPS.

Written by Sarah Johnstone — May 06, 2015

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