A group of ten of us met on the 11th of August for a fascinating visit to Minster Hedgies. It was set up just two years ago when Andrea and Ian Cross found “6 hoglets starving and wandering around our garden”. The rescue centre has since grown rapidly. When we visited 24 hedgehogs were being cared for in the “hedgehog hotel”, where they stay until sufficient weight is gained for them to be returned to the wild.
The rescue centre is self funded and relies on donations plus an army of 19 volunteers to help with feeding. For more information see:
Pete B writes:
On June 29th, despite a clash with England game and the prospect of poor weather, eleven members enjoyed what turned out to be a lovely evening walk led by the former County Ecologist, Craig Blackwell.
Starting from Chipping Norton we were led to Glyme Farm via the William Fowler Memorial Wood. The farm land has been in Stewardship Schemes for many years which has resulted in beautiful wildflower rich limestone grasslands and meadows. An impressive showing of Meadow Clary was a highlight of the walk and one of only 13 such sites in the county.