We are now registered with the Jersey Charity Commissioner - Registered Charity No 4
if youwould 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.
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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.
STRIMMER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN See our Strimmer awareness page Our new poster for 2019 is on the website
We are repeating our Strimmer awareness campaign to try 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The Discussion paper written by Chris Perkins and his team was sent to the Minister for the Environment and to the Comite des Connetables, who have now replied and we have had another meeting with them The Discussion Paper and replies are on this website.
Hedgehogs are now up and about, so do keep a lookout for their droppings in your garden and put out food and water when you see traces of them. They are very thirsty after hibernation so water is essential even if you cannot put food out. If you find one out in daytime do please pick it up with gloves, give us a ring and bring it in to us.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 10th April 2019 at 8pm at the Smugglers' Inn Ouaisne (on the ground floor)
The AGM will be held at 8pm after a meal. We will get there around 6.30pm to allow time for chatting and eating. The Officers and Steering Group are standing for re-election: Ian Cox as Chairman, Joan Cadoret as Treasurer, Dru Burdon as Secretary, Pam Smith as Membership Secretary, Monique le Monnier as Fund Raiser, Phil Silvester as Steering Group Member and Claire Kelly as Co-opted Member.
Everyone is welcome, please let Monique know on 01534 768466
(email email@example.com) if you would like to come for the meal or just for the meeting.
ADMISSIONS SO FAR THIS YEAR:
JANUARY ADMISSIONS 14 DEATHS 18 RELEASES 25
FEBRUARY ADMISSIONS 6 DEATHS 8 RELEASES 4
MARCH 1-16 ADMISSIONS 2 DEATHS 4 RELEASES 32
The over-wintering hogs are being released now. We had a big release on 2 days at the beginning of March. Many thanks to all those finders who appeared almost immediately when asked to come and collect their hogs to take them home again, this saved us such a lot of time and effort. It is very odd not to have had more admissions this month so far.
Thanks to Monique, Pam, Louisa, Hannah, Monya, Anne, Stine, Emily and Linsay for all their help.
TAG RETURN: An old friend from 2015 was found lying on a lawn in the daytime, Monique collected her at once, she was in a poor state, but has improved since her rescue, she has had a good life around Samares for over three years, she was released in September 2015 having been found in a drain in an enclosed garden as a youngster.
Good Rescue A very thin juvenile hedgehog was found at Grainville in January by a dog and the whole family very kindly waited until Dru got there to collect her. She was half hidden under a holly bush and would never have been found if the family had gone home.
Springtime routine: At any time you could see a hedgehog “sunbathing” or lying out of its nest in day time; if you do, please put it in a box (using gloves) keep it inside the house, give it some water to drink and some dog or cat food and please give us a ring before bringing it down to us. Flies will lay their eggs on any sick hog which lacks the strength to push them away. Please take extra care not to injure any hogs when clearing overgrown areas, turning compost or moving piles of grass cuttings. Please check your garden for potential hog hazards, cover your drains, pick up any discarded netting which may be lying on the ground, make sure your pond or swimming pool has some means of escape for any hog which might fall in. Dru has plastic mesh for you to use as ladders in swimming pools.
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.
Bioblitz at Durrell Saturday 27th May
We will be there flying the flag and getting people interested in making their gardens more hedgehog friendly and putting holes in their fences.
Hedgehog Awareness Week 2019
Hedgehog Awareness Week runs from 6th to 12th May this year and events are being organised all around the UK. It is organised by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and takes place every year. It aims to highlight the problems hedgehogs face and how to help them. This year they are asking people to make space for hedgehogs in their gardens by building a log pile or leaving a wild area or having a hedgehog home, you can also help by:
· Ensuring there is access into the garden (all that is needed is 5”/13cm square gap).
· Checking areas before strimming or mowing.
· Moving piles of rubbish to a new site before burning it.
· Ensuring netting is kept at a safe height.
· Checking compost heaps before digging the fork in.
· Stopping or reducing the amount of pesticides and poisons used.
· Covering drains or deep holes.
· Ensuring there is an easy route out of ponds and pools.
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.
NEWSPAPERS, AND SACKS Please bring us all the newspapers, 6 bottle wine boxes, paper sacks and bags you can (even take-away bags or paper cat litter bags) to Dru’s garage in Waterworks Valley, or to Monique in St Clement. We are very grateful to everyone who has been bringing us supplies of papers, boxes and sacks.
HOG BOXES AND FEEDING HOUSES We have feeding boxes at White Lodge Please ring Dru to arrange a time to come and have a look and buy one! 01534 734340. Nest boxes are available from the Environment Dept at Howard Davis Farm free of charge.
THANKS FOR GIFTS AND DONATIONS Thanks to St Peter's Garden Centre for their gifts of bags of dog and cat food. Many thanks to everyone who has given us gifts of food and other supplies.
SUPPLIES: 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 follow this link:
Many thanks in advance.
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.