HEDGEHOG WARNING – At this time of year please check for these prickly creatures before lighting your bonfire.
Bonfires are perfect sleeping areas for hedgehogs and every year many get burnt alive. If you are having a bonfire, just make sure you check inside before lighting it. If you do find a hedgehog, move it to a safe place.
This year second litters have been born later than usual due to the cold winter. This means that there may still be young and underweight hedgehogs around. Remember if they are under 600gr they will not survive hibernation and need to be taken to a local animal rescue centre.