Young hedgehogs are in danger this autumn as some will be too small to hibernate warns Stroud Valleys Project who are encouraging people to give a hedgehog a home. The charity is organizing a unique workshop on Saturday 10 October to learn to build a hedgehog house.

Workshop leader Ivi Szaboova said: “Juvenile hedgehogs need to be more than 450 grams (1lb) to hibernate and those underweight are unlikely to survive. Hedgehogs are nocturnal so those out during the day need rescuing and that is why we are running this workshop so that people can build a home to help them over winter.”

The workshop at Cashes Green Scout Hut is open to adults and families and will help people understand how to help out young hedgehogs by providing them with the right environment to thrive.

“Hedgehogs do not hibernate in the open,” explained Ivi. “They need to make a nest of leaves and disappear into its depths so they are completely hidden from view. Those which are underweight can appear to be hibernating but unless they are rescued and looked after, they will die.”

Anyone who finds a hedgehog that needs rescuing over the next month but does not have a suitable house for it can contact their local hedgehog hospital. The nearest one in Stroud is run by Annie Parfitt on 01453 886424 or 07867974525 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   www.helpahedgehog.org/. For more information on the workshop please contact Stroud Valleys Project on 01453 753358

Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales.    

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

Stroud Valleys Project,
8 Threadneedle Street,
Stroud,
Gloucestershire,
GL5 1AF

Tel: 01453 753358

Fax: 01453 755641

Email: info@stroudvalleysproject.org

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