WEAct is launching a new hedgehog project to coincide with Hedgehog Awareness Week, running from 2-8 May.
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. Fortunately, there are plenty of actions you can take to support these amazing animals, helping to make Woking as hedgehog friendly as possible.
Report your hedgehog sightings
We are teaming up with the Surrey Wildlife Trust so that you can report your hedgehog sightings and photos, allowing us to identify and track their movements. Please use this form to fill in details of your sightings. To view sightings in Surrey, please follow this link.
We also have a small number of cameras that can be loaned out to help track and record hedgehog sightings in your local area. If you are interested in using one of these cameras, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Hedgehog event in Woking town centre
On Saturday 7th May we will be hosting an event in Mercia Walk between 10.00-12.00.
At this family friendly stall you’ll be able to learn more about hedgehogs, our reporting project and take part in a number of fun crafts based around the prickly little creatures.
Why did the hedgehog cross the road? – a talk by Hugh Warwick at WWF
Writer and ecologist Hugh Warwick will present an illustrated exploration of the wonderful world of our favourite wild animal, the hedgehog – examining the threats it faces and the ways we can help.
When: Thursday 26th May, 18.00 – 19.30
Where: WWF Living Planet Centre, Brewery Road, Woking, GU21 4LL
Cost: Free, but optional donations welcome to help fund the project.
Book: Tickets available from Eventbrite, please follow this link to book.