After two years of support from Heritage Lottery Fund, British Hedgehog Preservation Society & local benefactors, the Suffolk Wildlife Trust Ipswich Hedgehog Project has worked with over 6000 people to raise awareness for hedgehogs through talks, walks, school assemblies, park events and workshops. Over 400 people have helped with our footprint & camera surveys across the town and we’ve had an amazing 1045 hours contributed from dedicated volunteers. We’ve walked 459km on night transects, collectively spent 159 hours searching for hedgehogs by torchlight, have had over 700 new hedgehog sightings and over 780 gardens recorded as accessible for hedgehogs.
To celebrate all that Ipswich has achieved so far, we invited the town to a hedgehog lantern parade and were amazed by the turn out and the brilliant hedgehog lanterns created. Around 150 town residents weaved their way from Holywells park to La Tour Cycle Café, lanterns twinkling in twilight with hedgehog chatter abound!