Useful Information Q&A

Do you have a wildlife question?

Q. What should I do if I find a Hedgehog?

A. Hedgehogs are in major decline and need all the help that they can get. This is especially the case over the winter months when they should be hibernating and are more vulnerable than usual. If you are concerned about a hedgehog then in the first instance seek advice from a specialist hedgehog rescue charity. In North Somerset this may be PRICKLES based in Cheddar and who rescue many hedgehogs throughout the year. CONTACT PRICKLES  or Tel: 07806 744 772   More Hedgehog Q&A from Prickles  /  Hedgehog Dos & Don’ts from Prickles  /   Other Local Carers  You can also get in touch with The British Hedgehog Preservation Society or contact them for advice if you are concerned Tel: 01584 890 801

Q. I’m new to the area, where can I watch wildlife in North Somerset?

A. There are many wonderful locations and a huge variety of habitats where you can watch all sorts of wildlife within North Somerset. Any of our member groups will be able to help you with locations within their own villages. Getting involved in their work days will also provide opportunities to spot wildlife often close up. 

A list of locations can also be found here:- Where to Watch Wildlife in North Somerset

Both Avon Wildlife Trust and Somerset Wildlife Trust own reserves in North Somerset that can be accessed by members. 

If you have a question for any of our member groups or useful information to share please do contact us Contact Us


Hedgehog - Erinaceus europaeus, are rescued and rehabilitated by ,Prickles hedgehog Rescue Centre' based in Cheddar.
Cadbury Hill in Congresbury is managed by YACWAG. North Somerset has a good variety of habitats from uplands to wetland and coastal areas...
North Somerset is bordered by the mighty Bristol Channel, that is an international place of importance for overwintering Dunlin

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