It’s Hedgehog Awareness Week, so we’ve chosen an image of this prickly fellow to highlight the decline of one of Britain’s favourite wildlife species.

There are many ways to help, from creating ‘hedgehog highways’ in our gardens by cutting a 5-inch hole in the bottom of the fence to allow them to roam for food, to leaving out food and water, and providing safe nesting areas. See and for ideas.

Image by Alexas_Fotos on pixabay