Hedgehog highways and houses built by groundsmen at Ipswich School for Suffolk Wildlife Trust campaign
- Credit: Archant
Gardeners are doing their bit to help Ipswich become the most hedgehog-friendly town in Britain.
Two members of Ipswich School’s grounds team, Paul Cole and Terry Gillam, have been working hard to create a habitat for the animals by making the most of woodland and wildlife at the school’s boarding house.
They have created six hedgehog houses as well as log piles.
Gaps in fences have also been made to help the hedgehogs make the most of their environment.
The project backs Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s campaign to reverse a major decline in hedgehog numbers.
You may also want to watch:
The trust’s hedgehog officer, Ali North, said: “It’s brilliant to have Ipswich School on board with our project – hedgehogs can roam around 2km in a night, so need large expanses of connected habitat to survive.
She added: “The creation of hedgehog highways – ground level fence holes around the size of a CD case – are the perfect way of giving hedgehogs access to gardens, and will go a long way in helping them thrive in a town environment.”
- 1 Police release CCTV after wallet stolen from Aldi store in Ipswich
- 2 Covid rules reintroduced at Ipswich school after cases surge
- 3 'Outstanding' former Ipswich teachers leave £2million to charities in will
- 4 Cinnabon chain coming to A14 service station
- 5 Ipswich man denies multiple rape offences as trial begins
- 6 Drunk driver nearly caused head-on crash driving on wrong side of the road
- 7 Aldi looking for new site in north east Ipswich
- 8 Woman's bank cards used minutes after being stolen in supermarket car park
- 9 Ipswich man led police on 55 mile chase at 120mph
- 10 First look at iconic venue The Baths ahead of Sound City Ipswich Festival