In these busy times it is so easy to forget the wild life which still surrounds us in the Oscott area.
Hedgehogs are a prime example.
Hedgehogs travel around one mile every night through our parks, nature reserves and gardens in their quest to find enough food and a mate.
If you have an enclosed garden as many of us living in the Oscott Ward do you might be getting in the way of their plans.
Residents can make their life a lot better by removing the barriers within our control – for example, by making holes in or under our garden fences and walls for them to pass through. The gap need only be 13x13cm or 5inches square and so should not affect your pets’ safety.
You could:for example while repairing wind damaged fencing and so on.
- Remove a brick from the bottom of the wall,
- Cut a small hole in your fence if there are no gaps
- Dig a channel underneath your wall, fence or gate
- Leave a gap under your gate when it is put up
- YOU CAN FIND OUT A LOT MORE ABOUT HEDGE BY FOLLOWING THIS LINKhttp://www.hedgehogstreet.org/pages/link-your-garden.html