Hedgehog detecting - Footprints in Ipswich allotment!

Ipswich residents can now borrow our footprint tunnels for free - perfect for monitoring your green space for hedgehog activity! Hedgehog Champion Simon was the first to give this a go, and with great success!

After monitoring his garden for footprints for a couple days, hedgehog presence was confirmed. Hurrah! Simon had a number of hedgehog footprints and what looked like a cat that had also had a go at squeezing through.

Simon then borrowed a couple more of the tunnels to head to his allotment with. After a couple of days of pre-baiting, they were ready to be checked on Castle Hill allotment open day. Two out of three had hedgehog footprints – brilliant news! Simon has also delivered our leaflets to the houses surrounding the allotment – hopefully the known presence of hedgehogs will be an added incentive for residents to make more hedgehog highways – critical for the ongoing viability of these urban populations!