The Wareham and Sandford Hedgehog group was formed in 2018 and meets on an ad hoc basis. We have had films, slide shows and lectures but mainly we like to get together to share hedgehog stories. We collect data of hedgehog sightings – even the tragic cases where they have been run over or attacked by a dog or fox. This helps us to map where their habitats are. We have reports of regular sightings in Sandford, Northmoor, Carey, Worgret Road area and also within Wareham Walls. Further afield, there are sightings in the Trigon area and East Stoke.
Dorset the UK’s first hedgehog friendly county!
The Wareham and Sandford Hedgehog Group works closely with the Dorset Mammal Group whose aims are to reverse the decline of the hedgehog population in Dorset by developing towns and villages into hedgehog friendly habitats. They are encouraging residents to develop hedgehog friendly streets by making holes in, or under, their garden fences and walls for hedgehogs to pass through. Wareham is one of the towns and villages where groups have been set up to make Dorset the UK’s first hedgehog friendly county.
Please contact us if you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list to receive information about Hedgehog Events in Wareham. This year we are also hoping to have some events to raise funds for a new hedgehog hospital in Dorset. If you would like to find out more, or would like to help volunteer we would love to hear from you.