Please be mindful of wildlife in bonfires this weekend! A pile of wood is the perfect shelter for hedgehogs and other animals such as amphibians, rodents and hibernating reptiles. Here are some top tips to avoid wildlife casualties:
Now when it comes to fireworks, unfortunately for Freddie the owl this is a very stressful and potentially dangerous occurrence due to the loud sudden noises and flashes of fireworks. Freddie will be spending bonfire night indoors in the safety of our home to make the night as stress free as possible for him.
Please when celebrating bonfire night with fireworks consider ways to lessen the impact to wildlife and pets around you. Here are some top tips:
Have a wonderful time for all those celebrating, and to those with pets be sure to check in on them regularly and be ready to intervene if they begin to show any signs of stress.
Pictured is an orphaned hedgehog we successfully hand reared and released this year, and Freddie the tawny owl who's very sensitive to fireworks.