Welcome to our Charmouth Rd Hedgehog Street page!
We have seen many hedgehogs over the years in our gardens, and are keen to protect them and make sure they can flourish.
Hedgehogs need to travel over a mile a night in order to find food, mates and shelter, so it’s very important that they have access to all the gardens along Charmouth Rd, and that they are Hedgehog Friendly. That means, amongst other things, please don’t use slug pellets! As Charmouth Rd runs parallel to Gurney Court Rd, which is also a Wilderhood Watch street, please don’t forget to link your gardens to theirs as well.
Please help the hedgehogs on our street by making sure you have a 13cm x 13cm hole in your garden fences, or even better, replace old fences with native hedgerows. (The Woodland Trust has lots of sapling packs suitable for hedge planting to choose from.) By registering your hole on the Big Hedgehog Map, along with any hedgehog sightings, it will help scientists monitor the hedgehog population in our area.
Please have a look at our Lancaster and Gurney Court Rd project page for further information on keeping hedgehogs safe, along with information on how to create a dog-friendly hedgehog hole!