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Making the most of the Big Hedgehog Map

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    I always use the Big Hedgehog Map to report sightings, especially road kill, as sad as it is, it’s so important to identify areas of high road deaths so that maybe we can do something about it.
    On my travels around North Yorkshire this summer, I picked up two areas; Bainbridge and Great Ayton where there was evidence of hedgehog roadkill in a few places in each village. For me it’s not enough just to report on the map-I really want to do something proactive. So I’ve been thinking of ways that I could do this since my return.
    Finally came up with the idea of contacting the local schools and highlighting the Hedgehog Friendly Campus http://www.hedgehogfriendlycampus.co.uk initiative as a way of getting people interested in hedgehogs in their area. Early days but we’ll see what sort of responses I get.

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    Nic

    Well done, Seagull Sue – and a good idea to make use of the Hog Map. As it sounds as if you are good at campaigning, you might be interested in some of the ideas in here: https://www.hedgehogstreet.org/how-to-help-without-a-garden/

    Ignoring the bit about ‘without a garden’ there are ideas that anyone could try even if they do have a garden.

    Let us know how you get on, or if you have any more ideas which others might also like to try.

    Good luck.

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    Good luck Seagull Suzie, I hope your campaign sparks a flame!
    I live in a small market town in North Yorkshire; had a conversation recently with someone that began along the lines of “the only time you see hedgehogs is squashed on the road these days” I was horrified!

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