This week my Friday post is dedicated to the hedgehog, a disappearing species. I recently won a lovely bag on Twitter from the British Hedgehog Preservation Society packed full of goodies and it has opened my eyes to the threat that they face.
Hedgehogs were common on Codnor Common, less so since Peveril Homes put up the Heras fencing in an attempt to stop the village green application I am guessing.
You can find out more and donate here https://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/bhps/hhaw16 and if you can do one thing, make a CD sized hole in your gates and fences so they can travel in and out of your garden.
This metal prison hemmed me in.
I’m thin. I cannot get out to eat.
I used to be so spiky, sparkly, prickly
And all that malarkey
I used to slug slugs like there was no tomorrow.
Now I cower at the big tower
That popped up in the field like a flower
‘Cos I can’t use my secret power.
(C) Rebecca Deans 2016
They have a secret power? Could these be the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? (Clearly, I have a very shallow view of the world…)
I was thinking about the hedgehog’s ability to curl into a ball and make predators go away – though it doesn’t really work for diggers and heavy machinery.
I like the idea of hedgehogs with secret powers fighting against evil though. I may work on that one…
I’ll look forward to seeing what you can do with it…