Calling all Ipswich allotment holders!

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Can you help us better understand hedgehog use of allotments?

Hedgehogs are a well-loved species, but one that is undergoing concerning declines. Urban green spaces are becoming increasingly important for hedgehogs, and allotments can provide a brilliant range of feeding and nesting habitat.

With the bulk of a hedgehogs diet being invertebrates such as caterpillars, beetles and slugs, hedgehogs are very much a gardener’s friend. Help Suffolk Wildlife Trust better understand how hedgehogs are using allotments across Ipswich by taking 5 minutes to fill in our online survey before Tuesday 31st July, here:

Online survey

You can find gardening tips for helping hedgehogs here: 

Hedgehog friendly gardening

and ideas for hedgehog-friendly alternatives to slug pellets, here: 

Alternatives to slug pellets