Day 1 - make a hedgehog hole!
Hedgehogs may be small but they can certainly move. In an urban environment they can travel around 2km in a night, and in a rural area around 3km. This can however vary a lot - recent research by Nottingham Trent University found that one particular hedgehog travelled 6km in just 7 hours!
Below you can see the results of our field work last year - the movement of hedgehogs across our study area in Ipswich. This demonstrates the distances hedgehogs are travelling and just how many gardens they require access to every night! We need whole networks of accessible gardens for hedgehogs, so why not create a nice hedgehog-sized fence hole in your garden this Hedgehog Week?