This monochrome photographic print features a little patient from The Hull Hedgehog Hospital. When I took this photograph (circa 1994) Mr and Mrs Bone were looking after the welfare of these little creatures then.
Like a lot of native wildlife species hedgehogs are facing an uncertain future with their numbers dropping on an annual basis. Hedgehogs have long been regarded as the Gardener's friend because they eat slugs and other insects that cause damage in the garden.
If you have these little visitors to your garden then please remember to keep your dog or cat away from them. If you want to leave food or drink out for them a small bowl of water is fine (never milk) along with a small amount of tinned cat food.
The Hull Hedgehog Hospital is now based in Anlaby near Hull, and it is one of the departments of the local animal charity - Hull Animal Welfare. For further information about this wonderful organisation and hedgehogs please click onto: Hedgehogs
Bricknell Avenue, Kingston upon Hull, North Humberside, England.
From no specific project as such, circa 1994.
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