Hedgehogs and garden fences
Our hedgehogs are in massive decline. That is why many people do not even see as many dead hedgehogs in roads anymore, quite simply there are less of them to kill. Hedgehogs not being seen in many gardens due to concrete fence panels was an article I wrote some time ago that is proving to be a popular article. In it I said that I was looking at some ideas I had to help with this problem and I would write an article about what ideas I had. This is that article and this is my possible solution!
No matter how they hard they try, this fence panel restricts movement and therefore food supplies and even making it difficult to find a mate for our dwindling numbers of hedgehogs.
This simple solution may well help hedgehogs to navigate much larger areas and gardens by using the above fence panel in place of the usual concrete base panel. If more people could do this we may well see more hedgehogs in our gardens! It may need two people to undertake this task but you will see how easy it is.
Pull out the wooden fence panel. The hardest part is removing the concrete fence panel. I used a sharp hand saw to cut out the height of the hole and scored across the top of these cuts, snapping off the little pieces of the fence panel and hey, you have a hedgehog friendly fence.
My wildlife friendly next door neighbour wholeheartedly agreed with my suggestion, but could not use the concrete fence panel! Anybody want a concrete fence panel?!!
Go to Hedgehog Street http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/
and read lots more information about hedgehogs and how to help them, become a ‘hedgehog champion’ or get a free information pack.
Have you seen my new Hedgehog” Feed and Watch” station? see video of it in action. Does it work? Beautifully as do all of my products!
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