In support of the nationwide Hedgehog Street campaign, Itchen Valley Country Park is launching their own “Is your garden hog happy?” campaign to run over the next year (#HogHappyGarden). They will be weaving hedgehog-related activities into their existing events as well as hosting a Hedgehog Day Sunday 4 November 2018 (details to be announced soon).
The People’s Trust for Endangered Species and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society set up Hedgehog Street during 2011 in response to the decline in hedgehogs and it’s been a huge success. With over 50,000 hedgehog champions, the UK has shown huge support for one of the nation’s favourite mammals. The Country Park wants to build on this success and increase local awareness of the dangers for hedgehogs and how to help them during key points in the year – spring and autumn.
Hedgehog-related activities will be held across this autumn to encourage visitors to engage online through #HogHappyGarden, learn the ways in which they can support your local hedgehogs, as well as inspire them to become a Hedgehog Champion and add to the national Hedgehog Map.