The Hedgehog project – Penistone Gala

Hi everyone who is looking at this after seeing us at Penistone Gala today. We are still pre-launch for the project, so we were just getting a feel from people about how common hedgehogs are in the area. Those who were interested in being part of the survey put their email addresses on a spike and stuck them on our hedgehog. We will be emailing everyone once we get the survey up and running.

In the meantime, if you spot a hedgehog please email us at It would be very helpful to know

  • when you saw it
  • where (postcode, grid reference or describe where you were)
  • what it was doing (feeding, running, nesting)
  • what was the habitat like (garden, field edge, woodland, hedgerow)

Even if it wasn’t a recent sighting all information is useful. It is useful to know where there were hedgehogs a few years ago – but aren’t now. And also if you have seen one where you have not seen one before.