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Hedgehogs and bonfires

Don’t cook a hedgehog this bonfire night. It’s about now that hedgehogs start to look for a cosy place to hibernate through the winter. Hedgehogs just love to hibernate under things like piles of wood but unfortunately they don’t know the story of Guy Fawkes and how we set fire to piles of wood on November 5th.

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Common vole

The common vole The common vole is a rodent and as the name suggests common throughout the UK and indeed the world. There are 155 species of voles it is the staple diet of many animals including owls and other aerial predators like kestrals and also other animals like weasels and stoats

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Wood mouse

The Wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) is the most wide spread and most common mouse in the UK. It is also sometimes called the long tailed field mouse. The Wood mouse is a relative of the larger and rarer Yellow necked mouse which is distinguished by a pale yellow band around its neck.

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