Basic Hedgehog Care
With the beautiful backdrop of Redgrave & Lopham Fen,come and learn how you can care and support hedgehogs on this fascinating workshop with Paula Baker & Kane Hunt of Suffolk Prickles Hedgehog Rescue
To be taken as a follow-on course from the Introduction to Hedgehog Course, this course will introduce you to the needs of the hedgehog including preferred habitats, behaviour, feeding and some basic first aid that you can offer if you discover a sick or injured hedgehog or one that is out in daylight.
The work of the ‘hogspital’ and charity
The importance of a hedgehog in the ecosystem
Revision from Introductory: Hedgehog menu; habitat; year; things you can do to help
Parasites and wider issues
How to tell if a hedgehog is sick
When to intervene
Handling and sexing
What more you could do to help
Hedgehog numbers have dropped alarmingly in the past ten years and we fear up to a third of the UK’s population has been lost. Participants on the course will be encouraged to become Hedgehog Advocates and guided to understand how to provide support for this endearing and endangered creature.