Why Hedgehogs?

Here at Aston Students’ Union and Aston University we are working to make our campus hedgehog friendly. Hedgehogs are vulnerable to extinction in Britain – they’ve declined by up to 50% since 2000. And we haven’t spotted a hedgehog on campus in 9 years! And that’s simply not okay!

To make our campus friendly for our little hedgehog friends, we are working with Aston University’s Environment and Sustainability Team and Estates Team to ensure our little friends have the best environment to thrive.

What does a Hedgehog habitat look like?

  • Wildflowers
  • Long grass
  • Hedges
  • Trees and leaf piles
  • Log piles
  • Brambles and nettles

When do our fuzzy friends start coming out? Click below to find out!

Hedgehog Calendar

Things NOT to do if you spot a hedgehog:

  • Hedgehogs are lactose-intolerant! Don’t give them milk or cheese
  • If you spot a hedgehog, unless it needs your help, just observe them from a distance!

Some helpful resources:

Worried about a hedgehog? Contact the British Hedgehog Preservation Society on 01584 890801.

To read more about what we’re doing along side our friends at Aston University, click here for our blog post written by Aleema Khalil (Student Project Assistance for Estates and Capital Development).