Tue, 27 Jun|
The Narth Hall
The Narth Garden Club 'Helping Hedgehogs in the Garden'
The Narth Garden Club are delighted to welcome local hedgehog hero Dylan Allman - come along to find out more about these fascinating creatures and learn how to make your garden more hedgehog friendly.
Time & Location
27 Jun 2023, 19:10 – 21:30
The Narth Hall, The Narth, Monmouth NP25 4QN, UK
About the event
Dylan is the "Hedgehog Hero" for the Wye Valley AONB's Hedgehog project. He's 16 years old and a local Hedgehog Champion. At the age of 13, during the first COVID lockdown, he discovered hedgehogs were visiting his garden and wanted to know more about them. When he found their numbers had declined so dramatically that they are now vulnerable to extinction, he wanted to take action to help them.
Dylan will give an interactive talk about why hedgehog numbers have declined so much, simple things that everyone can do to help reverse that decline to support one of our best loved mammals not just to survive but thrive. He will share footage from the night cameras in his garden, take a look inside an eco hedgehog house, show how to create a safe simple feeding station, how to make gardens hedgehog friendly and talk about the hedgehogs he's rescued and released. There's even a free booklet to take away full of top tips!
The success of Dylan's "Be Hedgehog Aware" campaign, focussed on reducing the numbers of injuries and deaths to hedgehogs due to strimmer and mowing equipment, caught the attention of the BBC earlier this year when he appeared on The One Show. He's also been featured in the BBC Wildlife magazine, The Telegraph and Radio One. We're lucky to have him come to talk to us!
Doors open 7.15pm for socialising and refreshments, the talk begins at 7.45pm.
All are welcome. Entry £2.00 members, £4 non-members.