This chap was photographed in a back garden at Fullers, Broadwindsor last week and another Fullers resident reported observing a family of hedgehogs walking across his garden 🙂 This is marvellous news as hedgehog numbers have fallen by 30% in just over 10 years.
The Dorset Wildlife Trust are conducting another survey (Previous survey was Nov 2020). On submission of your answers they will email you a 16-page Guide to Helping Hedgehogs to say thank you.
*If you completed their hedgehog survey in 2020, they’d love to hear from you again with your 2021 sightings.
Click HERE to take the survey.
Now the hedgehog has been listed as vulnerable to extinction in the UK, the British Hedgehog Preservation Society are calling on the Government to move hedgehogs to schedule 5 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 to allow them greater protection. At the time of publishing, they have just over 60,000 signatures of their 100,000 target. (At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament).
You can add your name to the petition HERE.
Signs That A Hedgehog Needs Help:
There were sightings of a Hedgehog at the top of Fullers last week. Have you seen one?
The Dorset Wildlife Trust report that Hedgehog numbers have fallen by 30% in just over 10 years. Please help them understand more about Dorset’s hedgehogs by completing their two minute survey. Click HERE.
On submission of the survey they will email you a 16-page Guide to Helping Hedgehogs to say thank you, so that you can help hedgehogs in your garden and local community.
Keep digging! You’ll never know what you’ll find!
An 82-year-old man in a small town in Germany, while working on his garden, stumbled upon a curious crop that looked different from the others. Upon giving it a closer look, he noticed a shiny band embedded and around one of his carrots. His greatest surprise was that this was the man’s lost wedding ring which had been missing for three years.
Three years ago, he & his wife were celebrating their golden wedding anniversary and he noticed his wedding band missing later that day. He couldn’t remember where he’d lost it and despite searching everywhere and over time, he lost hope. His wife comforted him, was full of hope and reassured him it would ‘turn up eventually’. Which indeed it did! The ring had probably slipped off his finger while he was working in the garden that day. It had got buried in the ground until it finally resurfaced by being caught by a sprouting carrot.
Sadly, the man’s wife had died six months earlier – but he has the memory of her closer in retrieving his wedding band. 🙂
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