Thursday, 24 November 2011

Upcoming events

Help a Hedgehog Hospital will be holding a stall at the following events in the next couple of weeks:

Wotton under Edge Charity Fair on Saturday 26th November at the Wotton Civic Centre - 10am - 4pm.

Stroud Goodwill Evening on Friday 2nd December from 5pm - 9pm.

Teckels Xmas Fair - 6pm -9pm

Our stall will also be outside the Stroud Subscription Rooms on Saturday 17th December from 10am -2pm when we will be drawing the winning tickets for our Grand Christmas Draw.

Finally, we will be at Tesco's Stroud store on Sunday 18th December with collecting buckets for your spare cash from Christmas shopping.

Then we will be going into hibernation till the Spring!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Our Blog is on the BBC Website!

Following Annie's appearance on Autumnwatch Unsprung last Friday......
Pauhla has posted a blog on the BBC website!
Some good advice for all interested in helping hedgehogs to survive.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Autumn Hibernation Event at Bussage Village Hall

Come and meet a hedgehog at our Autumn Hibernation Event on Sunday 20th November from 10.00am - 2.00pm at Bussage Village Hall.  There will be stalls selling our Calendars, Christmas cards and other items; teas, cakes, sweets and activities for children.  Annie will be giving a talk about hedgehogs and there will be the opportunity to see some of the hedgehogs currently in our care.

Autumnwatch Unsprung

Did you see Annie on Autumnwatch Unsprung?  Annie was invited to tell viewers about the problems facing hedgehogs......from bonfires, and the difficulty young hedgehogs have in gaining enough weight to hibernate and survive the winter.  Please look out for small underweight hedgehogs and contact the hospital for help.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Autumnwatch Unsprung

Who spotted Mary on tonight's programme?

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Hedgehog Trail - Stratford Park Sunday 16th October 2pm - 5pm

Come and join us in this family event at Stratford Park!  Refreshments will be available.!/event.php?eid=241238119246705

See our Facebook page for more information.

Sponsored walk for Help a Hedgehog Hospital 17th September 2011

Nath Camm and Nigel Perrett will be walking more than 21 miles along the canal in aid of the Hospital on Saturday 17th September.  Please support them

See our Facebook page for more information and details of how you can help.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Frampton Country Fair 11th September

Help a Hedgehog Hospital will be attending the Frampton Country Fair on Sunday - come and visit our stall. All proceeds go to care for the hedgehogs.

Stroud Festival of Nature 10th September

Help a Hedgehog Hospital will be attending the Festival of Nature at Stratford Park on Saturday - come and visit our stall.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Aimees Story - Special Delivery

Special Delivery!
Aimee – named after the vet nurse who found her and notified the Hospital – came in with a neck
wound caused by plastic netting. Fortunately, the wound was superficial and healed well. We were
about to release her back to her home in King's Stanley, when she stopped feeding, and didn't
emerge from her box as she usually did in the evening.
Suspicions aroused, on June 9th, John listened closely and heard squeaking sounds! Aimee had
given birth to six healthy hoglets.
Apart from checking to make sure they were warm and comfortable, we disturbed them as little as
possible. Aimee resumed her healthy appetite for mealworms, crunchy cat biscuits and dog food.

Ten days old
At ten days old, the hoglets looked much like spiky little conkers, but by three weeks, their eyes
were open and they looked like miniature versions of mum.

Three weeks old
In the wild, the mother would normally lead her babies out to start learning to forage at about five
weeks, abandoning them altogether at about eight weeks. The young hedgehogs then disperse and
lead solitary lives, except for mating.
As this litter was confined to a pen, the mother was unable to forage for them as she would in the
wild, but they have learnt to find the food left for them and have been feeding on mealworms, and
cat crunchies. Aimee has been a very good mother and was still snuggling up to the youngsters,
even when they were eight weeks old.
Aimee has now returned to the garden in King's Stanley, where she was originally found, and the
young hedgehogs have gone to new homes in Paganhill and Rodborough. They have been released
in groups of three, two girls from one litter, and a boy from another, in the hope that they will be
able to form new breeding colonies next spring. Two more of this litter will go to Minchinhampton.

Six weeks old.

Eight weeks old.
The Help a Hedgehog Hospital is currently developing a patch of land to serve as a pre-release
training area, for young hedgehogs like these to learn to forage for themselves in a safe
environment, before they are released into the wild. We are hoping to be able to release young
hedgehogs into this facility, when the work is completed, which has been funded by our generous
Julien Crowther
Hedgehog carer.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

St Augustine's working farm

Carole Deuten and Jo Bisley of Help a Hedgehog Hospital will be giving a talk at "St Augustine's working farm," Arlingham on 20th August from 2 till 4pm. All welcome.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Stroud Subscription Rooms 30th July 10.00am - 2.00pm

Come and see us at our next event - we will be outside the Stroud Subscription Rooms on Saturday  July 30th from 10.00am - 2.00pm.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Stroud Show Saturday 16th July

We will be at the Stroud Show on Saturday 16th July - come and see us there!

Monday, 20 June 2011

Plant Sale raises over £800

We raised a massive £812 at the Plant Sale at Frampton on Sunday 19th June! A big thank you to all our supporters and helpers!

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Tired feet but £255 better off!

Well done for all those that walked across the Common on May 1st. We raised £255 and had made new friends too !

New Events for Spring/Summer

Coming up, we have two plants sales up and coming for plant lovers - Sun June 5th at Bussage Village Hall and then one on Sunday 19th June at Frampton on Severn to co-incide with the open gardens. Followed by a stall on the subs Sat 25th June.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

New Spring photos added to gallery

New Springtime pics from Damon Cannard are in our gallery now. Have a look!

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Win Follow Me hedgehogs print

Spring raffle tickets, win a signed, limited edition Pollyanna Pickering print of ‘Follow me’ hedgehogs

2012 Calendar photos

Photos shoot at Rococo Gardens, hedgehogs in the snowdrops re our 2012 calendar

Easter in Bussage

Sun 17th April Easter Day at Bussage Village Hall, cakes and stalls

Sat 26th March Stroud

Sat 26th March Stroud street collection

Sat 12th March Stroud Stall

Sat 12th March Stroud stall on subscription room forecourt

Street Collection

 Sat 26 Feb Stroud street collection for our little Hogs!

Frampton on Severn ‘Meet a hedgehog’

Sun 6th March Frampton on Severn ‘Meet a hedgehog’, cakes and stalls