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HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY

A family run Charity looking after British Wild Hedgehogs. Based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, we cover Harpenden and the surrounding areas. Mother and son are involved on a daily basis and the Charity rehabilitates wild hedgehogs and orphaned baby hoglets that are sick, injured, or underweight.


We use 100% of donations to help the hedgehogs. Registered Charity No. 1190048

 

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You can support us with donations, gifts, fundraising, sponsorship, partnerships, or legacies. We would appreciate your support even if it's helping to raise awareness and telling others about us and letting them know what we do to help the hedgehogs.

 
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HELPING BRITISH WILD HEDGEHOGS

The Charity is a family run operation with help from the local community with mother and son are involved on a daily basis. Founded in April 2015 and rescuing wildlife since the 1980s. Over the last six years we have rescued, rehabilitated, and released over 1000 injured or orphaned hedgehogs.

The Charity rehabilitates Wild Hedgehogs which are sick, injured, underweight, or need help. Over 300 Hedgehogs were released back in to the wild in 2021.

Most of the costs involved in helping the hedgehogs at the Charity are currently covered by the members and some very generous people donating both money and their time. Notably the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, and Nine Lives Vets Redbourn who help out immensely.


The Charity opened an online shop in August 2018 which is managed in the hope that the funds made from the sale of the products will cover some of the daily costs of running the Charity, and hopefully help contribute to the future projects planned.

 
 

April Lilian Walker, Facebook Recommended Feedback

"This sanctuary is great the help you get from all is amazing! The volunteers work hard out of their own spare time rescuing our little endangered hogs <3 I spoke to a very helpful volunteer named Martin who gave me the correct advice with a hedgehog we found and helped out so much! Definitely recommend 👍"

​Local support and friends of our work

LOCAL SUPPORT AND FRIENDS OF OUR WORK

 
Hertfordshire County Council

HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

St Albans City & District Council

ST ALBANS CITY & DISTRICT COUNCIL

​Wheathampstead Parish Council

WHEATHAMPSTEAD PARISH COUNCIL

Sandridge Parish Council

SANDRIDGE PARISH COUNCIL

Harpenden Town Council

HARPENDEN TOWN COUNCIL

The Harpenden Trust

THE HARPENDEN TRUST

Harpenden Round Table

HARPENDEN ROUND TABLE

Medivet Redbourn Priory

MEDIVET REDBOURN PRIORY

​Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

HERTS AND MIDDLESEX WILDLIFE TRUST

Willmott Dixon

WILLMOTT DIXON

Jarvis Group Ltd

JARVIS GROUP LTD

Aden Groundworkers

ADEN GROUNDWORKERS

Wheathampstead and District Preservation Society

WHEATHAMPSTEAD AND DISTRICT PRESERVATION SOCIETY

John Lewis Partnership Welwyn

JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP WELWYN

Waitrose Harpenden

WAITROSE HARPENDEN

FrizKnits

FRIZKNITS

​Total Looks Harpenden

TOTAL LOOKS HARPENDEN

Bluebell Craft

BLUEBELL CRAFT

DOR-2-DOR

DOR-2-DOR

Childwickbury Arts

CHILDWICKBURY ARTS

Hitchin & Harpenden Liberal Democrats

HITCHIN & HARPENDEN LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

Hitchin and Harpenden Conservatives

HITCHIN AND HARPENDEN CONSERVATIVES

Wild British Hedgehog Rescue Introduction - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Wild British Hedgehog Rescue Introduction - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

This is an introduction to Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary. Briefly going through what we do and the troubles hedgehogs face. This video has been cut from a Live Stream so has a few bits where I refer to the live chat, sorry I'm just not that talented at video editing...yet...! --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾🐾🐾: A family run Charity that looks after European Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of income generated from our shop and from donations to help the hedgehogs. Setup in April 2015, based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Mother and son are involved on a daily basis rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing hedgehogs back in to the wild. The Charity rehabilitates wild hedgehogs and hoglets that are sick, injured, underweight. Registered Charity No. 1190048 We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. Donate to us through our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 More ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Subscribe to our news letter for the latest updates: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/hedgehog-news-subscriptions --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Their population has decreased by about 30% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas since the year 2000. As of 2020, it is estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel though gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. Roads create invisible barriers and also physical barriers for hedgehogs. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations though the loss of hedges and pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #cam #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
Top Tips Wild Hedgehog Friendly Gardens - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

Top Tips Wild Hedgehog Friendly Gardens - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

A few tips on how to make your garden wild hedgehog friendly. This is a video cut from a live steam so has a few live chat reads but all to do with how to make your garden hedgehog friendly. --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾🐾🐾: A family run Charity that looks after European Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of income generated from our shop and from donations to help the hedgehogs. Setup in April 2015, based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Mother and son are involved on a daily basis rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing hedgehogs back in to the wild. The Charity rehabilitates wild hedgehogs and hoglets that are sick, injured, underweight. Registered Charity No. 1190048 We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. Donate to us through our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 More ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Subscribe to our news letter for the latest updates: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/hedgehog-news-subscriptions --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Their population has decreased by about 30% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas since the year 2000. As of 2020, it is estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel though gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. Roads create invisible barriers and also physical barriers for hedgehogs. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations though the loss of hedges and pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #cam #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
Cleaning Hedgehog Houses & Feeding Stations for Hedgehog Food - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Cleaning Hedgehog Houses & Feeding Stations for Hedgehog Food - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

In this vlog I will be going through a good task to complete in Autumn time which is cleaning out your garden hedgehog houses and feeding stations. This can be done each year around the end of September time which is a good time of the year to action this job as the hedgehogs start to think about hibernating and looking for a cozy place to spend the winter months. --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾🐾🐾: A family run Charity that looks after European Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of income generated from our shop and from donations to help the hedgehogs. Setup in April 2015, based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Mother and son are involved on a daily basis rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing hedgehogs back in to the wild. The Charity rehabilitates wild hedgehogs and hoglets that are sick, injured, underweight. Registered Charity No. 1190048 We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. Donate to us through our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 More ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Subscribe to our news letter for the latest updates: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/hedgehog-news-subscriptions --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Their population has decreased by about 30% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas since the year 2000. As of 2020, it is estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel though gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. Roads create invisible barriers and also physical barriers for hedgehogs. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations though the loss of hedges and pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #cam #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
What Weight is an UNDERWEIGHT Hedgehog During Winter Hibernation? - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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What Weight is an UNDERWEIGHT Hedgehog During Winter Hibernation? - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

When does a hedgehog need rescuing for being underweight during the cold Autumn/Winter months? Find out!!! In this video I talk about the key weights when a wild hedgehog needs to be rescued, or not! I go though some important weights you should know about that indicate when you should rescue a healthy but is underweight hedgehog for the colder seasons of the year. You will also find out how to safely weigh a hedgehog without disturbing it and avoid disrupting its natural habits in the wild. Useful Links: - Hedgehog Hibernation Weight Check Advice: hhttps://www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/A4-Hibernation-Weight.pdf - Weighing A Hedgehog: https://www.hedgehogstreet.org/stories/weighing-my-hedgehogs/ - Using Weight Trigger Scales For Hedgehogs: https://youtu.be/w-M1P4rctv8 - Weight Trigger and Motion Detection Camera Hedgehog House: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/post/custom-hedgehog-house-with-built-in-camera-triggers-and-motion-detection --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾🐾🐾: A family run Charity that looks after European Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of income generated from our shop and from donations to help the hedgehogs. Setup in April 2015, based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Mother and son are involved on a daily basis rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing hedgehogs back in to the wild. The Charity rehabilitates wild hedgehogs and hoglets that are sick, injured, underweight. Registered Charity No. 1190048 We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. Donate to us through our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 More ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Subscribe to our news letter for the latest updates: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/hedgehog-news-subscriptions --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Their population has decreased by about 30% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas since the year 2000. As of 2020, it is estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel though gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. Roads create invisible barriers and also physical barriers for hedgehogs. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations though the loss of hedges and pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #cam #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
Hedgehog Covered in MUD! Dug up by Road Workers in Harpenden - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Hedgehog Covered in MUD! Dug up by Road Workers in Harpenden - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

This is "MUD". A poor hedgehog that was hibernating by the road in Harpenden. It was rudely awoken by Road Workers digging up the road! Covered in mud and cannot see anything with eyes and nose smothered in thick clay mud. Thankfully the workers spotted the poor hedgehog and rushed him off to the vets. We collected the hedgehog soon after and this in the bath it received at Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary. Mud was also given a blow dry with a hair dryer and the eyes cleaned out with eye wash. 850g male hedgehog. --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾🐾🐾: A family run Charity that looks after European Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of income generated from our shop and from donations to help the hedgehogs. Setup in April 2015, based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Mother and son are involved on a daily basis rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing hedgehogs back in to the wild. The Charity rehabilitates wild hedgehogs and hoglets that are sick, injured, underweight. Registered Charity No. 1190048 We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. Donate to us through our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 More ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Subscribe to our news letter for the latest updates: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/hedgehog-news-subscriptions --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Their population has decreased by about 30% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas since the year 2000. As of 2020, it is estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel though gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. Roads create invisible barriers and also physical barriers for hedgehogs. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations though the loss of hedges and pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #cam #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
Wild Baby Hoglets + Mum Hedgehog Rescued St Albans Hertfordshire - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Wild Baby Hoglets + Mum Hedgehog Rescued St Albans Hertfordshire - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

4 Wild Baby Hoglets and mother were rescued today from St Albans in Hertfordshire. Found under a shed while Chris (called in the rescue) was renewing a garden shed. Luckily Chris drove over straight away and kept them warm (very important) while they were being transported. All are just over 50g, not more than days to a week old. It's October time and the hoglets would have unlikely made it though the winter as they would not be more than 200-300g mid November. Ideally hedgehogs need to be around 650g to have a good chanceto survive the hibernating winter periods. These hoglets will be with us until about 200g ish then they will be looked after by one of our fosterers and released back in to the wild sping next year. --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾🐾🐾: A family run Charity that looks after European Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of income generated from our shop and from donations to help the hedgehogs. Setup in April 2015, based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Mother and son are involved on a daily basis rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing hedgehogs back in to the wild. The Charity rehabilitates wild hedgehogs and hoglets that are sick, injured, underweight. Registered Charity No. 1190048 We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. Donate to us through our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 More ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Subscribe to our news letter for the latest updates: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/hedgehog-news-subscriptions --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Their population has decreased by about 30% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas since the year 2000. As of 2020, it is estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel though gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. Roads create invisible barriers and also physical barriers for hedgehogs. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations though the loss of hedges and pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #cam #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity