Plight of disappearing hedgehogs the theme of half term roadshow | Tees Valley Wild Green Places
The humble hedgehog, voted as Britain's best loved mammal, has undergone a dramatic decline. National surveys have revealed that populations have almost halved over the last 25 years with the decline continuing. To highlight their plight and to get people across the Tees Valley the Tees Valley Wild Green Places Project delivered a road show on green spaces across the Tees Valley during the half term holidays (26-30 October 2015). This was part of national campaign "Wild about Gardens" themed on hedgehog that is run by the Wildlife Trusts in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society. Designed to appeal to families, the events provided top tips on how to make gardens and urban green spaces more "hedgehog friendly". Sue Antrobus, Tees Valley Wildlife Trust says "No garden or green space can help hedgehogs in isolation, but if people work together with neighbours to make small changes in their garden that could make a big difference. Hedgehogs need to be able to roam far and wide