Christmas

Welcome to our special Christmas page! Find out how to make your festive season wildlife friendly…

Christmas Card Fundraising 2021

If you would like to order some of our 2021 Christmas cards, please contact nadia@wilderhoodwatch.org by November 30th 2021. They’re 50p each, and proceeds will go towards expenses such as hedgehog signs, seeds and bulbs.

Check out our Top 10 Tips on how to help the wildlife in your garden during the Winter, and scroll down to find our Vegan Christmas Menu.

Vegan Christmas Menu

serves 4 – 6 people

Christmas Savoury Strudel

(served with minted peas and brussel sprouts)

Roast Potatoes

Pine nut Stuffing

Carrot salad

Onion Gravy

Although the Christmas Savoury Strudel is a little fiddly to make, it is well worth the bother, and for us no Christmas dinner would be complete without it. For a little variation, I sometimes roast parsnips together with the potatoes, or prepare an additional side such as the Green Bean Salad. – Nadia

Check out WWF’s Top Tips for a Sustainable Christmas, including advice about presents, food and decorations!

Christmas Card Fundraising 2020

We sold over 400 Christmas cards to Wilderhood Watch members last year to fund wildflower seeds, native daffodil bulbs and tree saplings for planting at our Buzz Stops and other local green spaces.

Winter Lockdown Challenge

During the Winter lockdown of 2020 we launched our Winter Hedgehog Sign Challenge! Our hedgehog signs, which are the cost price of 7 pounds for one or two for 10 pounds, are to remind drivers to take care on the roads in order to save our precious hedgehog population.

In October 2020 researchers at Nottingham Trent University released data showing that up to 335,000 hedgehogs are dying on our roads each year. They were alarmed that the death rate seems to have tripled from an estimate of 100,000 per year in 2016. The researchers concluded that changing driver behaviour was integral to keeping hedgehogs safe on the roads.

Many St Albans residents have taken part in the challenge – take a look at our photo gallery! If you would like to order a hedgehog sign please email nadia@wilderhoodwatch.org.

Christmas Fundraiser 2019

Thank you to everyone who visited our stall at the Sandringham School Christmas Fair on Saturday 7th December, and to all the Wilderhood Watch members who donated handmade items to sell. We managed to raise over £150!

Our stall was selling: pollinator-friendly plant seeds (from our Plant Swap Day), hand-knitted Christmas decorations, handmade Christmas candles and eco-friendly sandwich wrappers, in-house designed Christmas cards and Face-Painting, as well as raffling a hand-built Hedgehog House. The money will be used to buy tree saplings for our Plant a Tree project involving local schools, and seeds for future Buzz Stop wildflower meadows.

Congratulations to our hand-built Hedgehog House Raffle winner, Anne!

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