Hedgehog in autumn leaves by Tom Marshall

WildNet - Tom Marshall

Introduction to hedgehogs

Location:
Fully booked
Redgrave & Lopham Fen: Discover the magical world of hedgehogs, their habits & ecology, and how you can help them.

Event details

Meeting point

Learning Room

Date

Time
10.00am-3.00pm
Local group
A static map of Introduction to hedgehogs

About the event

The course will be presented by founder of Suffolk Prickles Hedgehog Rescue, Paula Baker, who has run many successful and enjoyable courses for Suffolk Wildlife Trust over the years as she shares her passion for these beautiful creatures.

Paula will reveal hedgehogs’ lineage, their preferred habitats, behaviour and feeding habits as well as how we can help them overcome the challenges they face in our gardens today. Hedgehog numbers have dropped alarmingly in the past ten years and we fear up to a third of the UK’s population has been lost. Participants on the course will be encouraged to become Hedgehog Advocates and guided to understand how to provide support for this endearing and endangered creature.

Handouts will be available, but you may wish to bring a notebook and pen.

COVID-19 INFORMATION

In order to run activity sessions safely while the COVID-19 pandemic is still in effect, we have put a number of restrictions in place, which are in the best interest of our participants, staff and volunteers. We appreciate you following the guidelines we have set out.

More detailed information will be outlined in your confirmation email once you have booked onto this course, however, it is important that you read and agree to the following information before you book.

  • During the session you will be required to socially distance at the Government recommended 2m. 
  • All participants will be required to use sanitising hand gel on arrival. This will be provided and will be available for you to use at any additional points during the day, should you wish to. 
  • If you are showing ANY signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or you have been told by NHS Track and Trace to isolate, you must not attend this event.
  • You are welcome to wear a mask in the centre, but this is not mandatory.

We will unfortunately be unable to serve refreshments. Please feel free to bring your own drinks. Thank you for your understanding

You will need:
A packed lunch
Notepad and pen
A camera if you wish

When booking please ensure your email/contact address is correct as it will be used to send event joining instructions. If you do not receive these instructions after booking, please contact: wildlearning@suffolkwildlifetrust.org

Please note that your booking is non-refundable and non-transferable and we run all our courses based on a minimum number of participants. You can find our full Terms & Conditions via this link:  https://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/wildlearninginfo

If the course you wish to attend is full or you cannot make the date, please let us know so that we can register your interest and let you know of opportunities planned for the future. You can contact us on: info@suffolkwildlifetrust.org or Tel: 01473 890 089.

If you’d like to purchase a Voucher for future courses for yourself or as a gift, you can do so via our online shop at www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org.

You may like to know that this is the first of a curriculum of three courses Suffolk Wildlife Trust runs in conjunction with Suffolk Prickles Hedgehog Rescue. The follow-on course is Basic Hedgehog Care, which we will be rescheduling for later in the year or the beginning of 2021. The third course is Intermediate Hedgehog Care, which will be scheduled after the Basic Hedgehog Care course - in 2021. Do contact us on info@suffolkwildlifetrust.org or 01473 890 089 to register your interest in the curriculum. 

Booking

Price

£32 per person

Suitable for

Adults, Beginners

Know before you go

Dogs

No dogs permitted

Mobility

People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance

Parking information

Free car park

Facilities

Toilets
Picnic area
Disabled toilet

Contact us

Contact number: 01473 890089

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