Help the hedgehog

The number of endangered animals in the UK has doubled over the past 10 years according to wildlife experts. Hedgehogs, house sparrows and harvest mice are among the 1,149 species that have been identified as being under threat and in need of help to survive. 

In this activity learners identify the features within a typical garden that both encourage and deter hedgehogs, practising scientific enquiry and numeracy skills while understanding more about species in their habitat.

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~ 1 hour


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