Wildlearning - Basic Hedgehog Care January 19
19 January 2019, 10:00 - 15:00 (Add to calendar)
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 Hoglets
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.
Handouts will be available, but you may wish to bring a notebook and pen.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided and are included in the cost.