Hedgehogs

Protect our spiky friend

By Mark Carroll

Photo:Hedgehogs eat slugs and snails

Hedgehogs eat slugs and snails

Hedgehogs... one of the allotmenteers best friends !

But sadly many are killed by slug pellets containing metaldehyde.

Please make sure if you use slug pellets, to use those containing ferric phosphate, this is harmless to hedgehogs, and usually labelled as 'organic'. The most well known brand is 'Growing Success Advanced Slug Killer' but there are others. Using organic pellets will help keep our allotments as bio-diverse as possible!

http://www.which.co.uk/news/2011/03/slug-pellets-247120/

Read about Snort - the tagged hedgehog who has made his home at Roedale Valley Allotments.

This page was added by Mark Carroll on 31/01/2013.