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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! Several of our regular knitters have had to give up so we need more of you to volunteer to take on the knitting challenge! 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 550g 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
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 email@example.com
The flyers also contain advice about what to do if you discover a nest of Mum and babes while you are working
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. If you find one out in daytime do please pick it up with gloves, give us a ring on 734340 and bring it in to us.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 25th April 2018 at 8pm at the Smugglers' Inn Ouaisne
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 and Phil Silvester as Steering Group Member.
Everyone is welcome, please let Monique know on 768466 if you would like to come for the meal or just for the meeting. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org We hope to see lots of you there!
FORTHCOMING EVENTS FOR 2018:
The JSPCA have invited us to take part in their Family Day on Saturday 28th April at the Trinity Show ground. It should be a fun day, do go along and join in!
Antiques and Collectables Fair at St Mary’s Community Centre 11- 12th August
We are extremely grateful to Jill and Daniel Gayet for once again sponsoring our stall at this event. This was our biggest fund raiser last year and is held on the weekend following Battle of Flowers. Please let Monique know if you are able to help her man the stall or if you have any collectables to donate.
Donations We are very grateful to the Trustees of the Roy Overland Charitable Trust for a donation of £50. Staff at the Co-op raised £100 from dress down days which they have donated to us. Staff at the JEC raised £318 from their Staff Charity Auctions. We are very grateful to everyone involved and for being chosen as one of the charities to benefit.
Rachel Scott Renouf made hoggy pegs and sold them at work raising £51 thanks so much to her for all her hard work. Her office, Close Finance also gave a donation of £115 to match 50% of what she raised for us last year.
St Peter's Garden Centre has given us loads of bags of dog and cat biscuits which have been enjoyed by the hogs. Thanks very much!
Talk: Dru will be giving a lunchtime talk at the Library on 27th April at 1.10pm everyone is welcome to come along and heckle!
Hog boxes: We are very grateful to Chris Wilson at the prison for a further supply of feeding boxes which are available from Dru for a donation.
ADMISSIONS FOR THE LAST QUARTER:
JANUARY ADMISSIONS 15 DEATHS 8 RELEASES 2
FEBRUARY ADMISSIONS 6 DEATHS 3 RELEASES 0
MARCH ADMISSIONS 12 DEATHS 5 RELEASES 80
The over-wintering hogs are being released now. Many thanks to all those finders who appeared almost immediately when summoned to come and collect their hogs to take them home again, this saved us such a lot of time and effort, thank you so much!
Admissions continued well into January and only 2 hogs were released during the first 2 months of the year because January was too wet and then it got so cold in late February and early March. Releases started on 6th March with much celebration and relief! But then stopped abruptly for the second cold snap in the month. Many thanks to our care team, Monique, Pam Louisa, Stine, Anne, our new carer Monya and to all our ambulance drivers.
Barbed wire fence This year’s first injured hog was very kindly rescued from a barbed wire fence by a dog walker. He was collected by Louisa and taken to New Era Vets where Nick Thomas treated his wounded front leg. Sadly it did not heal and he was put to sleep.
Tag and other returns: There have been 4 returns this quarter, 2 of the juveniles released just before Christmas returned within hours of each other on the same morning, both are now doing well after shaky starts, they will go home again when they have put on more weight. Another pre-Christmas release returned in March and is getting better now. On 1st April an old friend from 2012 was found with a penetrating nose wound which would not have healed so she was put to sleep. She was otherwise in very good condition and had lived her entire life in and near her original release site. It was such a shame that one careless cut should have cost her life. PLEASE check for hedgehogs before you cut or strim in your gardens.
Research project interested in dead hedgehogs and other small mammals
A research project investigating Lyme disease in Jersey is interested in dead hedgehogs and other small mammals (wildlife only), especially if they have ticks on them!
The project is a collaboration between Department of the Environment and the Royal Veterinary College and is scheduled to commence in May 2018 but the researchers are interested in any dead wild small mammals found between now and the end of May.
If you do find a dead small mammal, please put it in a plastic bag as quickly as possible (as this allows potential ticks falling off the animal to stay with the animal) and write the following information on a note attached securely to the outside of the bag:
Species of the animal
The date you found the dead animal
Location you found it as precise as possible
Storage information (room temperature/fridge/freezer) – fridge/freezer is preferred
Your contact details on the outside of the bag
Please bring the dead animal(s) to Department of the Environment, Howard Davis Farm, Trinity, Jersey, JE3 5JP. Please note that each animal should be placed in a separate plastic bag and avoid thawing/defrosting where possible.
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 are already laying 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.
HELPING HEDGEHOGS AND HEDGEHOG HIGHWAYS On a suggestion from Tracey le Feuvre we are embarking on a new campaign to encourage people to make holes in their fences or walls to allow hedgehogs to come and go from their gardens and to make their gardens more hedgehog friendly. We want Jersey gardens to become part of the UK’s Hedgehog Street Campaign. https://www.hedgehogstreet.org/help-hedgehogs/link-your-garden/ Most of our new developments or renovations have walls or fences with concrete bases round the gardens. We want to encourage landowners and developers to think about hedgehogs and put in access tunnels. Leaflets are being printed and will be available soon. The text of the leaflet is reproduced on our Helping Hedgehogs page.
Hedgehog Awareness Week 2018
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.
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.
State of the Hedgehog Report The publication of a report on hedgehog populations in the UK by the BHPS and PTES brought us a flurry of media attention in February - interviews with BBC Radio Jersey, Channel TV and the JEP. In short the researchers found that hedgehog populations continue to fall in rural areas of the UK due to intensive farming methods, road kills and badger activity but are starting to improve in urban areas, which is attributed to the Hedgehog Street campaign, encouraging neighbours to make holes in their fences to link their gardens and to make them more hedgehog friendly.
STRIMMER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN We will repeat our campaign for the third year and ask everyone to take extra care to check before they cut or strim. Flyers, posters and stickers are available, if you would like a supply of any of these to distribute please let Dru know by phoning 734340 or emailing email@example.com.
CHARITY REGISTRATION You may have seen in the media that a Jersey Charities Commission has been set up. We will be applying to register as a Jersey Charity later in the year. If we do not do this we will lose our tax exempt status.
PRIVACY STATEMENT: New data protection regulations come into force soon. 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. If you receive our newsletter by email and would like to continue to do so, please click “reply” and type “yes” (or something positive!) by July. If we do not hear from you your address will be removed from the circulation list until you get in touch again.
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 a selection of feeding and nesting boxes at White Lodge ranging in price from £10 to £30. Please ring Dru to arrange a time to come and have a look and buy one! 01534 734340
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.