Hedgehogs in Westfield

Annie Nijhuis posted this on the Westfield facebook page recently, so we thought we’d share it here for those who ‘don’t do’ facebook!

“I have for the first time seen a hedgehog this year in my garden in Baldslow Down. It was a female and tried to raise babies under the decking right by my back door, unfortunately unsuccessfully, however (this one) was rescued and taken to Mallydams and is currently doing well.

Mother is still wondering round the garden. I think 2 of the babies died of dehydration and fly-strike, 3rd baby at Mallydams doing well. I have not actually seen mother but have heard shuffling in border at night”.


Garden neighbours are being urged to make a hedgehog hole in their fence to allow hedgehogs to pass freely from garden to garden, and to put their sightings and fence holes on the map! More information on the Big Hedgehog Map here.

Dave — Ralph

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