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Recording Hedgehog Way
access points
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About the project
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Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust's Hedgehog Way project aims to map and encourage the creation of hedgehog highways across Gloucestershire. We would like residents to mark on the map below existing and new access points for hedgehogs, to allow us to assess how connected gardens are.

An adult hedgehog can travel up to 2km each night in search of food, and during the breeding season in search of mates. It is therefore essential that hedgehogs in built-up areas can access as many gardens as possible to allow them to cover the range needed.

Please mark any existing holes or access points you have in your front and back gardens, but also any new access points you have created. Holes should be a minimum of 13cm square - approximately the size of a CD case.

For more information on our Hedgehog Way project, how to help hedghogs in your garden and more Hedghog FAQs click on the Hedgehog Way logo above.

Instructions

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To mark your access points: click on the Locate me! button on the top left to centre the map on your location - you will need to allow GPS/location access if you have it. Or, click the magnifying glass button ( Search...) and enter your address.

Zoom right into the specific hedgehog access location, eg. your garden fence (see the zoom level indicator at the bottom of the page; a zoom of 18 or more is best). Click to add a blue marker on the location. Once you have a marker right over where the access hole is, click ON the marker to bring up the entry form. Fill in all the relevant entries. Save when completed (this saves the location of the marker automatically). Please mark all the access holes you have in your garden, existing ones and newly created ones.

For more information on our Hedgehog Way project, how to help hedgehogs in your garden and more Hedgehog FAQs click on the Hedgehog Way logo above.