Join Simone Bullion (Suffolk Wildlife Trust Senior Conservation Adviser) and Ali North (Suffolk Wildlife Trust Hedgehog Officer) on this full day course where you will learn about hedgehog ecology, behaviour, threats, and how land can be managed for hedgehog populations.
This course is authored by People's Trust for Endangered Species, British Hedgehog Preservation Society, hedgehog expert Dr Pat Morris, and with consultation from Dr Nigel Reeve.
This course is aimed at people involved in the management of public greenspace or private amenity land, consultants, landscape architects and developers. Immediately recognizable and popular with the public, they provide a means to engage people in biodiversity issues and an intelligent focus for satisfying the requirements of the NERC Act. Small management changes can dramatically improve areas of land for this UK Priority species, potentially reversing its decline and enriching biodiversity more broadly.
• Status and trends - UK conservation status and population trends; urban and rural threats; UK legislation
• Ecology and behaviour – an overview of basic biology, ecology, behaviour and disease
• Land management – practicalities of reducing threats and encouraging hedgehogs
• An outdoor session to reinforce theory.
Tea, coffee and biscuits included in the price, but please bring a packed lunch. Please wear stout shoes or boots and clothing suitable for the weather for the outdoor session. Please bring a notepad & pen. More information about PTES, can be found here, and information about the national Hedgehog Street campaign, here. Information about the work Suffolk Wildlife Trust are doing for hedgehogs in Suffolk, can be found here.
Course cost: £50. Places limited, booking essential. Book here. Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance.