Saturday, 31 July 2021

Helping to preserve our hedgehogs

CHILDREN will be invited to get involved in a hedgehog protection project run by Henley in Bloom.

Committee member Catherine Notaras will visit the town’s state primary and independent junior schools and Gilotts School to show a short film about how the hedgehog population is in decline.

Pupils will be asked to create a story board showing the year in the life of a hedgehog and these will then be put on display at the town hall. The children will also be asked to create a hedgehog-friendly school playing field, which will then be judged by members of Henley in Bloom.

The committee is also supporting a display in the window of Henley library for Hedgehog Awareness week from May 6 to 12. The River & Rowing Museum is also supporting the campaign.

Previous school projects run by Henley in Bloom have focused on protecting bees and growing potatoes, strawberries and sunflowers.

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