Woking Environment Action (WEAct) is aiming make Woking as hedgehog friendly as possible by launching a series of actions to help the animals thrive in the local area.
Coinciding with Hedgehog Awareness Week, running from 2-8 May, the local volunteer group is launching a new project called Woking Hedgehogs, which is aims promote awareness of how residents can create hedgehog friendly habitats in their garden, and log any sightings on the WEAct website.
Hedgehogs are one of the most charismatic and best loved animals in the UK, but they are struggling. Numbers have dropped by potentially as much as 40% over the last decade, with loss of habitat being one of the main causes.
WEAct will be running a family friendly stall in Woking Town Centre (Mercia Walk) on Saturday 7th May, between 10.00 -12.00, where people can learn more about the project as well as take part in a number of hedgehog themed crafts.
Following this on Thursday 26th May, ecologist and writer Hugh Warwick will present an illustrated exploration of the world of the hedgehog, examining the threats it faces and the ways we can help. Running from 18.00 – 19.30, the talk is being held at the WWF’s Living Planet Centre. Book tickets here.
For more information on Woking Hedgehog and these events, please visit https://wokingenvironmentaction.com/woking-hedgehogs/