We love hedgehogs and are delighted to be able to support this wonderful charity! Founded in 1982 the British Hedgehog Preservation Society offers help and advice to those with sick, injured or orphaned hedgehogs and maintains a list of rehabilitators in the UK.
Hedgehogs are widespread and, in some areas, still common, but their numbers locally can vary a lot. They can be entirely absent in arable areas, but numerous in suburban habitats. Areas in and around towns and villages can be excellent habitats for hedgehogs, and hedgehogs often prefer them over farmland.
Hedgehogs are nocturnal and solitary creatures, so counting numbers in the field is difficult. However, there is no doubting that hedgehog numbers are seriously declining – due to the usual suspects: habitat loss and agricultural inentive farming – and roadkill. Also, British gardens are becoming poorer homes for wildlife withincreased paving, decking and reduced plant life. And with more roads and housing developments being built, we’re seeing a huge loss of connectivity between green spaces, leaving hedgehogs isolated.
The British Hedgehog Preservation Society has these aims –
(1) To make the public aware of hedgehogs and to give advice on their care, particularly when injured, sick,
orphaned, treated cruelly or in any other danger.
(2) To encourage the younger generation to value and respect our natural wildlife and, by supplying information and giving lectures, to foster their interest in hedgehogs.
(3) To fund research into the behavioural habits of hedgehogs and to ascertain the best methods of assisting their survival.
20p from every BHPS seed packet wedding favour sold will go to the Society to help support their wonderful work. Each seed packets is recycled and measures 9 x 12 cm. Sowing instructions and information on the Society is on the back of the packet. The seeds inside are British wildflower species, the seeds being grown in the UK too – Cornflower, Poppy, Corn Marigold, Corn Chamomile and Poppy. Please advise your wedding details in the personalisation box above.
The British Hedgehog Preservation Society website has tons of information about hedgehogs, please do support them and help save the UK’s hedgehogs.
Charity number 1164542.