For those of you following my blog posts, Tweets and Facebook page during September you wouldn’t have been able to miss that is been ‘Hedgehog Month’ in the Wildlife Gadgetman patch!

Here’s PART 1 of a summary of highlights from over the past four weeks.

Willows Hedgehog Rescue

Willows-Thank-youThe highlight of the month had to be my visit to see Charlie and Jayne at Willows Hedgehog Rescue. What an eye opener that was! I had no idea the level of commitment and dedication required to run a hedgehog rescue centre! Charlie and Jayne do a wonderful job, along with their group of ‘Hog Nannies’, looking after hundreds of poorly or orphaned hedgehogs each year. Much of their work is funded out of their own pockets supplemented by donations from supporters from around the country. It’s a tough job and funds are very limited. Please take a look at their website and show your support by either making a donation or purchasing an item from their Amazon wish list. Every little bit helps and I know Charlie, Jayne and the hedgehogs will be extremely grateful! Please click here to visit the Willows Hedgehog Rescue website and show your support.

Undoubtedly the highlight of my visit was the opportunity to feed one of the small hoglets

Undoubtedly the highlight of my visit was the opportunity to feed one of the small hoglets currently being cared for! I was a little nervous to start with but soon became more relaxed when I noticed that I seemed considerably more stressed than the small hoglet in front of me!

[custom_frame_center shadow=”on”]Jason-Feeding-Hoglet-01-600[/custom_frame_center]My first attempt at feeding a hoglet – something I will never forget!