Save Mrs Tiggywinkle
Britain, UK news from The Times and The Sunday Times - Times Online
HEDGEHOGS appear to be in decline across the country, according to a survey.
In three years, sightings of the mammal were down by a fifth.
The main reasons for the decline are unknown but potential causes are intensification of agriculture, with much larger fields, less semi-natural habitat and more pesticides on the land, plus drier summers
Yea yea yea - Agribusiness and climate change, the usual suspects. But in the last three years there has been no increase in larger fields, there has been a large increase in semi-natural habitat and Pesticide usage is decreasing. Doesn't anyone do a modicum of research before shouting their mouths off?
May I suggest that the large increase in the hedgehog eating Badger population might be a more likely candidate?