Hedgehog numbers “in nose-dive”

30 Jun

My Erinaceidaes are in trouble:

Hedgehog numbers across the UK are falling, particularly in the east of the country, a survey has found.

According to the Mammals Trust UK, hedgehog numbers have dropped steeply since 2001, when a survey to spot animals on roads began …

In England as a whole, hedgehog numbers along roads have dropped by over 20% since 2001, the Mammals on Roads survey has found.

However, the article does give me a good response the next time Sam asks me to clean the aprtment: "Hedgehogs do not like tidy gardens!"

Link: BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Hedgehog numbers 'in nose-dive'

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