July 19, 2011
charity issues hedgehog warning to Burnham gardeners
Huntspill's Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre has this week
issued a warning to gardeners in the Burnham-On-Sea area to watch
out for hedgehogs when strimming long grass or clearing out their
favourite mammal often nests in overgrown garden areas or amid
the clutter in sun-warmed sheds at this time of year without realising
the potential danger to themselves and their young.
World founder Pauline Kidner told Burnham-On-Sea.com it is not
uncommon for the charity to receive hedgehogs injured by strimmers
or babies abandoned after shed clear outs. "We are simply
reminding people to remember these much loved creatures when working
in their gardens," she said.
warning comes as Secret World prepares to give wildlife lovers
an opportunity to learn all about hedgehogs and their habitats
at its special Hedgehog and Tortoise Weekend at its centre on
July 30th and 31st. Doors will open from 10am-4pm. Entry will
be free, however donations will be welcome.
guests will include Debbie and Harry, Debbie a rare blond and
blue eyed young hedgehog and Harry her brown soulmate found abandoned
in a garden, and Eric the giant Sulcata tortoise.
Blonde hedgehog Debbie and brown friend Harry (Photo: Janet Miles