Sunday, March 29, 2009


Dark blue dots show records since 2000
Mid blue dots show records from 1990 - 2000
Light blue dots show records from before 1990
Most of the records are of road casualties. These records are just as important as records of live animals, because they show that hedgehogs were living in a place until at least the last road casualty.

Hedgehogs seem never to have been common in Pembrokeshire, and this may be related to the high density of badgers here. Or it may be that our winters just do not get cold enough for animals that hibernate - they wake up too early during warm spells in winter.However, across the UK, the hedgehog seems to have been in decline and this decline seems to be most marked in the east.

You can see a report about a recent national hedgehog survey at

More information at the Mammal Society website

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