About Hedgehogs on Campus
We are a group dedicated to the protection of hedgehogs on the University Campus. This is our very first year so we are all very excited! We have a variety of activities planned including:
- Raising awareness of hedgehogs and other urban wildlife Building habitat corridors
- Construction of hedgehog house and feeding stations
- Torch-light searches and camera traps to monitor populations
- Our long-term goal is to make the University of York an ideal release site for local hedgehog rescue centres.
We don't have regular meeting times due to the nature of the activities. We will let everyone in the society know when we are running activities weekly as quite a lot of them are weather dependent. If you would like any more information please contact us on [email protected]!
This volunteering group is perfect for everyone! We plan on running all year round and will be doing a variety of activities ranging from, outdoor activities such as torch searches and camera traps as well as the building of hedgehog houses and feeding stations. If there is enough demand we will be doing local talks to raise hedgehog awareness to the public.
The activities involve some minor risk of injury, such as cuts, bruises or splinters from the hand-tools, wood, general vegetation or rocks. We will aim to reduce any injuries and address them if they arise, but we advise that people keep any wounds clean and monitored, to reduce risk of later infection. There will be mainly outdoor activities, so please wrap up warm! We will hopefully find places to book where we can have hot drinks afterwards during our debriefing time.