Steeped in nostalgia, the humble hedgehog is a creature which brings back fond memories for many of us, so is it then surprising to realise that hedgehogs are undergoing an unprecedented decline, with some experts recently warning of possible extinction within ten years?
Do you remember when you last had the pleasure of seeing a hedgehog in your garden? If you have, then you’re one of the lucky ones as only one in five of us have seen a hedgehog in our gardens, and only a quarter of those see them frequently!
Disappearing as fast as the tiger, but much more quietly, the humble hedgehog is under threat right on our doorsteps. And the most important thing we can do right now is gather more information - the more we know, the more we can do!
So, have you seen a hedgehog, dead or alive? And equally important, we need to know if you HAVEN'T seen a hedgehog!
Red squares show where hedgehogs have been reported; blue squares show areas where people have looked for hedgehogs but not found any.
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Scientific name: Erinaceus europaeus