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🛠 Toolkit for individuals

Starting at home

If you haven’t already, make sure your garden is hedgehog friendly by following our top tips. You can take the Hedgehog Garden Challenge to find out how suitable your garden is for hedgehogs already, and get tailored tips for improvements! We have templates for creating hedgehog holes and hedgehog houses so you can ensure your local hedgehogs have all the resources they need.

Photo: Joanne Nituan-Iver

Spreading the word

The next step is to invite your neighbours to get involved in Hedgehog Street. Holes between gardens can seem like a big ask, but many people are keen once they learn about the perils hedgehogs face. Our step-by-step guidance will help you get the message out to your community. You could start by using our introduction letter or invitation. We can also post out hard copies of our Top Tips leaflet to registered Hedgehog Champions.

Putting up posters round the local area is a great way to spread the message as well. If you are active in the community then you could use our educational and interesting slideshow.

If you’re thinking about setting up a local group, check out our toolkit for towns and villages.

Find out what other Hedgehog Champions have been doing to help

Nick from Essex spotted a hedgehog in his garden after a long absence, and has since been working to create a hog haven and raise awareness.

James and Liz from Stirlingshire have created a wildlife-friendly garden.

The Lear Family from Devon rescued an ill hedgehog, and have since been helping local hogs with supplementary food.

You can also read about what our featured Hedgehog Street People have been doing to support local hogs.

Photo: Wild Things Keyworth