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WAKE UP TO WILDLIFE
21ST MARCH 2019 - Today we are collecting 29, yes 29 bird boxes from the DENBY DALE DISTRICT MEN'S SHED who have made these wonderful nest boxes for our initiative "Wake up to Wildlife"
This year we are hoping to create as many new habitats as possible especially with the amount of new developments in the area taking away valuable trees and hedges.
On the first day of Spring, 20th March, 2019, we released many of our hedgehogs. Some returned to their home and others who never had a home (babies) were found new, hedgehog friendly homes. Increasing hedgehog numbers and halting their decline is a huge part of our work.
On the 1st April, a female hedgehog was admitted with lacerations and a broken leg. These were caused by a dog attack. The leg had to be amputated
The Wildlife Orphanage has had an influx of small hedgehogs over the last few weeks. These are the Autumn Juveniles, born late in the year. They are often seen out in daytime and looking a bit wobbly. Please act quickly if you see one as they go downhill rapidly.
With winter just around the corner, these little hogs will be just too light for hibernation. They need to put on lots of weight to see them through the winter.
If you see a tiny hedgehog roaming about, often in daylight,
Please ring 0771 1883072 for advice.