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We are now registered with the Jersey Charity Commissioner - Registered Charity No 4


 
if you would like to donate by bank transfer our account is Jersey Hedgehog Preservation Group, HSBC
Account No 71401602 Code 40-25-33
EasyFundraising follow this link and choose us as your good cause and donate every time you shop online! it won't cost you a penny, the retailer you shop from will donate a percentage to us if they are part of the scheme.
https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/jerseyhedgehogpg/


To receive our newsletter please email jerseyhedgehogs@hotmail.co.uk

Join us on Facebook     for up to date news and pictures of our latest arrivals. You can also join in the conversations. It is amazing how far round the world the page is seen!

If you would like to join our Jersey Wild Hedgehog Forum on Facebook where you can post your own hedgehog stories and photos  please follow this link:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1477404052514698/

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Facebook fund raising page:  We have a new page on Facebook where we are selling donated items, if you would like to join the group please follow the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/681328032000415/ We are asking people to collect their items from White Lodge, we won't have time to deliver them to you.  We hope this will raise lots of money for the hogs.


If you shop at the Co-op and would like to donate your divi, our share number is 325001 - thank you!
 


More Knitters wanted!   Please phone Pam on  01534 481764 if you would like a lesson in how to knit our woolly hogs. The knitting pattern is on the website now!  We have wool and needles, please don't buy any yourself! Knitting pattern

Dru has decided that she will only be available between the hours of 8am and 8pm to take in or release hedgehogs. If you find an injured hog after 8pm in the evening, please ring New Era vets on 07797 711585 and take it to them. You will not be charged for their services. For most of the year uninjured hedgehogs seen after dark should be left to go about their business, the only exceptions are  small autumn juveniles under 450g from November onwards. These should be kept in a box overnight in a warm room with bedding and food and water and brought to Dru in the morning. If you need an out of hours animal ambulance, please phone the JSPCA Animals' Shelter emergency line on 07797 720331.


Please report any sightings of hedgehogs to the Jersey Biodiversity Centre https://jerseybiodiversitycentre.org.je/  or call 01534 633393 so we will gain vital information about what is happening to the population.
Please remember to put out lots of bowls of water and some cat or dog food for any hedgehogs which may visit your garden. Feeding stations are available at White Lodge. Any hedgehog lying in the open out of its nest in the daytime will probably need help. Please put it in a deep box (with gloved hands) and ring us on 734340.

                                        
STRIMMER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN  See our Strimmer awareness page  Our new poster for 2019 is on the website

We are trying to prevent the usual large number of hedgehogs being killed or injured by strimmers and brush cutters.  We are asking people to check for wildlife before they start work - if the vegetation is very high, to cut to knee height first, then check, then cut lower once they are sure there is nothing there to be hurt.  We are having flyers and stickers for the machines printed.  If you would like some of these please email jerseyhedgehogs@hotmail.co.uk   

The flyers also contain advice about what to do if you discover a nest of Mum and babes while you are working
                                  

We are working with other environmental organisations in the island to try to change public attitudes to the Branchage and hedge and field margin management, so that vegetation will not be cut down to the ground, but left to a height of at least 6" (15cm) or 1 foot (30cm) for hedgehogs and that the inner margins of fields and hedges are not cut back in the summer when the roadsides have to be cut, but the work is carried out during the winter, when birds are not nesting, nuts and berries are not on the trees and hedgehogs should be safely tucked away in their nests. Please see our page on Branchage/Habitat

Branchage Campaign
New guidelines on Banque, Hedgerow and Tree Management have been prepared by Cassie Horton and her colleagues on the Branchage Action Group in collaboration with the Natural Environment Department, the Constables‘ Committee and the Jersey Farmers‘ Union. The final guidelines are now available on the gov.je website www.gov.je/SiteCollectionDocuments/Home%20and%20community/ID%20Branchage%20booklet%20English%2020191126%20DM.pdf


A sheet with do’s and don’ts for branchage has been prepared for machine operators to keep in their tractor cabs or vans. This can also be found on the gov.je website www.gov.je/SiteCollectionDocuments/Home%20and%20community/ID%20Branchage%20management%20guidelines%2020190626%20DM.pdf Portuguese www.gov.je/SiteCollectionDocuments/Home%20and%20community/ID%20Branchage%20management%20guidelines%20Portuguese%20version%2020160626%20DM.pdf and Polish
https://www.gov.je/SiteCollectionDocuments/Home%20and%20community/ID%20Branchage%20management%20guidelines%20Polish%20translation%2020190626.pdf translations are also available.
A Facebook Group has been set up Branchage and Beyond Nurturing Nature’s Highways, please join the campaign https://www.facebook.com/groups/2165667020212744/
Some road side banks have not been scalped right to the top this year, there are lots of good examples of sensitive management all over the island where the tops have been left uncut until September to provide habitat and nectar for insects and highways for hedgehogs.


WINTER 2020
A Happy New Year to you all!   Thanks to everyone for bringing the hedgehogs they found to us, and to those who collected hogs for release.  Very many thanks to everyone who brought us food, newspapers, boxes and sacks, please keep these supplies coming. It was a busy November and December as usual with lots of small hogs being found. We had several families of 4 and 5’s and even one batch of 8 - not sure they were all one litter! So it must have been a good breeding autumn for them, the mild weather must have helped. ~They were a healthy bunch on the whole so the survival rate was quite good for a change.
SCHOOL VISITS Monya visited Plat Douet , St Georges, Beaulieu, Mont Nicolle and JCG schools and Leaward Nsurery in the Autumn term and raised £287. Many thanks to her and to all the children who supported us. We received a lovely Christmas Hamper of cat food for the hogs from Leaward Nursery.

SEEDY SUNDAY  16th February 10.30-2.30 at Le Rocquier School, do go along and join in the fun, Monya and Hannah will have having a double stall there.

JERSEY WATER have chosen us as one of the charities they wish to support during 2020. This will involve them in raising funds for us and possibly some practical help too.

HEDGEHOG NEWS
ADMISSIONS FOR THE LAST QUARTER:
OCTOBER        ADMISSIONS     56     DEATHS 19     RELEASES  26
NOVEMBER        ADMISSIONS  100    DEATHS  20    RELEASES  20
DECEMBER        ADMISSIONS    63    DEATHS  25    RELEASES  46
These figures do not include the 23 hedgehogs Monique has admitted since October with only 4 deaths.  At the end of the year there were 130 hogs at White Lodge and 17 with Monique.

Tag returns:   We had one return this quarter - a baby from the summer who had crossed a few fields to her new garden, she had dropped in weight and picked up a load of worms in the wild, she gained weight quickly when back in captivity but still had a cough the first time we tried to release her, she has gone back to her chosen home now.
Good rescues: There have been many brave rescues this year with people stopping traffic to pick up hogs in the road, several hogs were reported by different people on the same day before being rescued and brought in to us. The level of public concern is heart warming.

The number of injured hedgehogs is low in winter, we have had 2 hind leg amputations survive, one died after the op and another was put to sleep as the injuries were so bad.

THERE IS A HEDGEHOG IN MY GARDEN!
If you see a hedgehog out at night in winter, don’t assume they should all be hibernating, especially during a mild spell. During hibernation they wake up about every 7 -10 days in their nests and may or may not come out to forage and then go back to bed. So if you do see a big hedgehog in your garden at night, a bowl of cat or dog food and some water will be welcome. You can always put some dry cat biscuits under a wooden box with a 5”/13cm square hole in one side. So the food will not be wasted if no visitors appear for several nights. Feeding boxes are available from Dru for a donation.  If you think that the hedgehog is too small to survive the rest of the winter, pick it up with gloves, weigh it on your kitchen scales (using an old ice cream/margarine tub as a scale pan) and give us a ring if it weighs less than 450g. Keep it in a warm room with food and water and something to hide in overnight and ring us on 734340 in the morning.

ANY HEDGEHOG SEEN OUT IN DAYLIGHT, unless its nest has just been disturbed, will be in trouble and will need help. Please put it in a deep box in a warm room with some food and water and ring us as soon as you can. Some injuries are not obvious and if hogs are hurt, they may well come out in the day. Please pick up the hog before you phone us - we have had several people  phone first and then the hog has disappeared by the time they go back to look for it! If you see a hog out in the daylight, please rescue it the first time you see it, don't wait until the next day.


THANKS   Thanks to everyone who has given us donations of food and other supplies.

HOG BOXES The States of Jersey Prison Service  have made us  more feeding boxes, available for a minimum donation of £10 . We also have plastic feeding boxes for £5 or more.

SUPPLIES: We will need newspapers, 6 bottle wine boxes and paper sacks.  Donations of Pedigree Loaf, Royal Canin Outdoor 30 or James Wellbeloved Turkey adult cat biscuits are also very welcome. We have a wish list on Amazon for some of our regular supplies, called Jersey Hedgehog Group Wish List,  if you would like to donate something please click:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/270X067GJRCEK/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist Many thanks in advance.

CARE TEAM:  Thanks to Pam, Monique, Stine, Emily, Louisa, Hannah, Monya, Anne,  Amanda, Anneli, another Hannah, Fiona, Hilary and Phil for their help over the last few months. If you would like to help please let Dru know by calling 734340.
AMBULANCE DRIVERS NEEDED: we need more help to collect new patients and deliver hedgehogs to their release sites. If you can help, please call Dru on 734340.         

PRIVACY STATEMENT: . We will need your permission to hold your contact details which are only used either to send you our newsletter, or to arrange for a hedgehog release if you have offered your garden as a release site or to ask you to volunteer if you have offered some help. If you have sent (or are about to send) us a membership renewal slip that will count as permission granted. We do not do any marketing and your personal information is kept securely and will never be shared with anyone else.


OUT OF HOURS EMERGENCIES FOR INJURED HEDGEHOGS BETWEEN 8PM AND 8AM:  New Era Veterinary Hospital, Georgetown - please phone 07797 711585 and take the hedgehog to the hospital. If you are unable to take the casualty to New Era please phone the JSPCA emergency ambulance line: 07797 720331. You will not be charged for JSPCA or veterinary services.   Do put out food and water for them if they are in your garden.

If you find a hedgehog whatever its size, lying out in daylight please pick it up with gloves, put it in a box with some cat or dog food and a dish of water and give us a ring on 734340 if you live in Jersey.  If you are in the UK please phone 01584 890 801  for advice or information on carers in your area, there is a 24 hour answering service.

 


 

 

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