HEDGEHOGS

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This little hog was snapped having a picnic in a garden near you. Amazing night-time footage of our local hedgehog population was revealed at the Envirofair, Saturday 16th October. 

Considered a gardener’s best friend, hedgehogs will happily hoover up slugs roaming in vegetable beds. Covered in spines, hedgehogs like to eat all sorts of bugs, but especially slugs and crunchy beetles. They are most active at night and hibernate through winter.

From recent social media posts, you may have realised that Trevor Williams has been collating sightings of hedgehogs around the village. He already has some photos and video clips, but it's not too late to send him some more (or just a word about where you have seen a hog). Email: envirostoke@yahoo.com or contact Trevor direct.

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Even if you haven't seen a hedghog, there might be other clues!

In the meantime, why not check out some of these links:

The British Hedgehog Preservation Society's interesting site can be found HERE

Another hedgehog site is HERE

See HERE for Somerset Wildlife Trust's tips on helping hedgehogs by making small adjustments in your garden

Finally, the link to an article in the Western Daily Press, by Ian Liddell-Grainger, Bridgwater MP, can be found HERE