Create a gap and keep hedgehogs alive
The hedgehog population has suffered a severe decline in the last ten years. There are now less than one million hedgehogs in the UK compared with over 36 million in the 1950’s. There are many reasons for this but one massive reason is the change in habitat. Hedgehogs have reduced space to find food because we are replacing hedges with concrete gravel boards and solid fences. On average hedgehogs need at least 12 medium sized gardens to find enough natural food. Hedgehogs can travel up to 2 km every night so one small garden is not enough.
Snuffles hedgehog rescue is supporting companies that are producing hedgehog friendly gravel boards. These are made of wood and have a pre made hole to allow hedgehogs to roam between gardens.
To find out more about hedgehog friendly gravel boards visit www.jacksons-fencing.co.uk
A small hole in your fence can save a hedgehog’s life. Please seriously consider making an adjustment to your garden and make a hedgehog corridor. Speak to your neighbours and get the whole street involved.
A gravel board is the protective barrier between the ground and your fence. The newly designed Jacksons hedgehog gravel board is the same as a normal gravel board in every way but has a hole at one end, large enough to allow hedgehogs to pass from garden to garden.
With the hedgehog population dropping a third in the last decade, this product will give hedgehogs the opportunity to roam freely between gardens at night, crucial for their survival as this enables them to forage for food and find mates in order to breed.
The hedgehog gravel board is designed with a reinforcing strip along the top of the board to ensure it isn’t weakened by the hole and for use with all Jacksons fence panels and slotted fence posts (Jakposts).
“When the issue of preserving the hedgehog population was brought to our attention, we understood the problem solid walls and fences could pose to hedgehogs. This new product offers our customers the opportunity to allow hedgehogs to safely travel through their gardens without compromising the integrity of the fence.”
Andy Tune. Director at Jacksons
Watch the hedgehog gravel board in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7N4402nbP4
The hedgehog fence gravel board comes with the Jacksons Jakcure 25 year guarantee.