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Wildlife Trust on hedgehog watch

Have you spotted a hedgehog in your garden recently?

The Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) want to hear from you.

The trust is encouraging Dorset homeowners to note their sightings.

Hedgehogs are insectivorous, meaning they eat insects including caterpillars, beetles and earthworms as well as slugs and snails. They need to eat plenty of food during the summer months so that they are in good condition when they hibernate in October and November.

Hedgehogs are disappearing from our countryside as fast as tigers are worldwide. Hedgehog numbers have declined by 30 per cent in just over 10 years.

For more information, or to report your hedgehog sighting, visit

Post date: Tue, 10/10/2017 - 13:17
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