Join the nationwide call for fencing companies to help hedgehogs
More and more organisations and residents have been asking fencing companies to offer pre-made hedgehog highway products.
Hedgehogs can travel 2km in a single night as they search for food and shelter, but sadly our garden fences and walls limit their movement. Small 13cm square hedgehog highways through fences allow hedgehogs into our gardens, and are a vital way to safeguard the future of the species. So if you or your neighbours are thinking of installing a new fence, please consider leaving a smalll gate for hedgehogs to pass through.
The fencing industry
In recent years, Hedgehog Street, the campaign aimed at saving hedgehogs, the UK’s only spiny mammal, have worked with householders, ecologists and developers to install hedgehog highways and raise awareness of their importance. And now, they’re inviting fencing companies to get involved.
Some fencing manufacturers and suppliers already offer hedgehog friendly options such as gravelboards with ready-made hedgehog highway. This is fantastic news for hedgehogs, and it would be great to see more fencing companies offering such products, and raising awareness of them with customers.
Please see here for more info on how to help hedgehogs or get involved in the campaign.