When did you last see a hedgehog?

Hedgehog numbers in the UK have fallen and were recently classified as 'vulnerable to extinction' by the Red List for British Mammals.

Garden pesticides, contaminated water, loss of habitat and traffic collisions have all led to a dramatic fall in UK hedgehog numbers and there are now thought to be less than one million wild hedgehogs left.   

How can you help?

Become a Hedgehog Hero below:

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As a hedgehog hero, you will be sent regular email updates as well as advice and materials to help you get started recording your sightings and a guide to making your garden hedgehog-friendly. 

You will receive regular information on:

How to care for a hedgehog,

How to help a sick hedgehog,

How to make a hedgehog friendly garden,

What to feed a hedgehog,

How to build a hedgehog house,

And much more!

For the past two years, we've asked members of the public to log their hedgehog sightings on our website and tell us about the last time they saw a hedgehog.

The response across Wiltshire has been fantastic. At the close of the 2019 data collection period, 2,456 people joined the campaign logging 2,131 hedgehog sightings! In 2020, 4,113 sightings were recorded as more Hedgehog Heroes joined in.

The sightings we received have been mapped below:

Read the 2019 report here