Introduction to hedgehogs

Hedgehog in autumn leaves by Tom Marshall

WildNet - Tom Marshall

Introduction to hedgehogs

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

Event details

Meeting point

Learning Room


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. Teas and coffees will be available throughout the day.

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:

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:

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: 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

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 taking place on Saturday, September 4th - to find out more and book your place please follow this link. The third course is Intermediate Hedgehog Care, which will be scheduled later in the year. Do contact us on or 01473 890 089 to register your interest in the curriculum. 



£32 per person

Suitable for

Adults, Beginners

Know before you go


No dogs permitted


People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance

Parking information

Free car park


Picnic area
Accessible toilet
Disabled parking

Contact us

Contact number: 01473 890089

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