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Sustaining Dunbar’s ‘Pledgehog Project’ wants to spread the love this Valentine’s Day by asking everyone to help lonely hedgehogs and are highlighting the problems faced by hedgehogs looking for a mate.   Jen Walker, Dunbar Pledgehog Officer explains, “As hedgehogs come out of winter hibernation their thoughts turn to breeding. Amorous males will travel long…

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Hedgehogs in January and February

At the moment hedgehogs are usually still in hibernation (which generally last around 4 months from around December to March/April). I’m not aware of any hedgehogs that have been seen in Dunbar this month yet but we did see footage of a hedgehog at Lammermuir House Care Home (image above) and in a couple of…

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HOGmanay Count

More people have seen a hedgehog in Dunbar than ever before! It can be extremely difficult to see a wild hedgehog, as they are very elusive creatures. However, it has been revealed that in 2023 more East Lothian residents in Dunbar have managed to see them. This is mostly thanks to Sustaining Dunbar’s ‘Pledgehog Project’,…

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A special visitor hunts bugs with Teeny-tinies

There was a buzz of excitement at the Dunbar nursery school this week as children’s TV presenter, Rory Crawford, joined the nursery children in their Beehive Wildlife Garden on a bug hunt adventure along with Jen Walker from Sustaining Dunbar’s Pledgehog Project. The children became immersed in the minibeast world as they explored the undergrowth…

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Highways & hedgehog houses

Sustaining Dunbar’s Pledgehog Project is now being supported by local housingdevelopers, Taylor Wimpey and the Dunbar Shed, in their work to help thehedgehogs of Dunbar. Taylor Wimpey can reveal that they have incorporated ‘Hedgehog Highways’ into the site plans at Dunbar’s new ‘Belhaven Way’ housing development. These highways will be small 13cm square gaps in…

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Make your prickly pledge!

during Hedgehog Awareness Week Dunbar Pledgehog Project is asking everyone to make their gardens or outdoor spaces a haven for hedgehogs this week. National Hedgehog Awareness week runs from Sunday 30th April to Saturday 6th May and has been organised by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society to highlight the problems that hedgehogs face and how we can…

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Pledge-hog Plea!

New project launched on National Hedgehog Day The ‘Dunbar Pledge-hog Project’ has become active even before our hedgehogs come out of hibernation, to launch National Hedgehog Day on Thursday 2nd February.  The local East Lothian project will be run by Sustaining Dunbar throughout 2023 and aims to connect both hedgehogs and people thanks to funding…