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Re: nature notes

Post by Marigold » Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:28 pm

Hedgehog Highways petition to make hedgehog highways a legal requirement of new builds; please sign if you can. Here's the text of the petition;

'Hedgehogs in the UK are in serious trouble. Repeated studies have shown that the nation’s favourite animal is being wiped out. But there is something we can do to save them.
I’m an ecologist and author and I’ve been studying hedgehogs for over 30 years. I know that a key cause of them dying out is that our landscapes are being fenced off into ever smaller fragments. We need to make sure new housing developments include ‘hedgehog highways’ - a 13 cm hole in the bottom of a fence that allows hedgehogs to move freely between gardens to find food and find a mate.
This simple move would have a big impact on the UK’s hedgehogs - and it’s cheap and easy for developers to carry out.
So I’m calling upon government to ensure every new housing development builds in these holes for hedgehog highways. This will allow gardens to be connected, creating the pathways they need to survive.
We can’t sit back and let hedgehog numbers keep plummeting. It’s estimated that numbers are already down 95% since the 1950s. We have to act now.
Please sign here to call on the Ministry of Housing and Planning to make hedgehog highways a legal requirement of new builds.'


and here's the link if you want to sign;
http://chng.it/KfKGp7WqDv
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Re: nature notes

Post by Margaid » Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:02 pm

Signed, from your Facebook post.
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Re: nature notes

Post by valeriebutterley » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:56 am

Just gladly contributed, and signed up of course, had a couple of very noisy hedgehogs here once.,
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Re: nature notes

Post by bigyetiman » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:55 pm

Signed and passed on as well
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Re: nature notes

Post by Hen-Gen » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:33 am

Me to. Having said that I’d like to see them gone from here because they are an introduced species which eat the eggs of ground nesting birds.
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Re: nature notes

Post by Marigold » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:57 am

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Re: nature notes

Post by Margaid » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:01 am

:cry: :cry: :cry: :x
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Re: nature notes

Post by Tweetypie » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:34 pm

Signed it too :-)
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Re: nature notes

Post by Marigold » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:44 am

Here's one for HenGen. Have you ever seen otters off the Shetlands, HenGen?
https://www.facebook.com/bbcearth/video ... 99485/?t=8
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Re: nature notes

Post by Hen-Gen » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:29 am

Many times Marigold. Most often while sat in a car at the ferry terminal. I think they appreciate the calm water behind the breakwater as much as we do.
A friend of mine down island lost all his ducks to an otter. It even had the cheek to create a holt under his duck shed. But along with the orcas they are a major tourist attraction bringing money into the islands.
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