Hedgehogs used to be a familiar and well-loved visitor to our gardens, but with a startling 95% decline since the 1950's, and a continued decline of 30-40% over recent years, will the hedgehog still be around to surprise and delight our children and our children's children?
With funding from People's Trust for Endangered Species and British Hedgehog Preservation Society, Hedgehog Way is focusing on the areas of Charlton Kings and Swindon Village in Cheltenham and Kingsway in Gloucester.
However, if you live in other areas of Gloucestershire and have seen a hedgehog you can still take part by adding your sighting to the Big Hedgehog Map. This is run by the People's Trust for Endangered Species and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. The map will help us and them to find out where hedgehogs are across the county as well as how they are doing nationwide.
Let them know if you’ve seen a hedgehog alive or dead, and whether it was roadkill. There’s also a useful forum page on their website where you can talk about everything hedgehog.
For more information on how to help hedgehogs, click one of the pictures below.