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2 to 3pm, Saturday, 27 February, 2021, Family/All Ages

Engineers' Week: How to Make Your Own Hedgehog Highways and More!

FREE

Join Elaine O'Riordan from the Irish Hedgehog Survey team at the National University of Ireland, Galway, for this special event at 2pm on Saturday, 27 February, looking at one of our most loved wild animals.

During the active season, hedgehogs can travel between one and two kilometres each night looking for food and mates. Learn how to build a 'hedgehog highway' to help these little wanderers who are at their most vulnerable when they emerge.

Craftsman Pat Broderick will also be on hand to show you how to make your own hedgehog feeder from simple materials found around most homes. These feeders mean you can provide a much needed nutrient boost for our little hedgerow friends!

The Irish Hedgehog Survey is a citizen science project by researchers in NUIG and the National Biodiversity Data Centre. The project invites members of the public to get involved in recording hedgehogs wherever you see them; surveying your gardens for hedgehogs; or taking part in a questionnaire about hedgehogs on the farm. Find out more about the Irish Hedgehog Survey.

Engineers' Week 2021 takes place from Saturday, 27 February to Friday, 5 March. Find out more about Engineers Week 2021.

This event will be streamed on our Youtube Channel and on Facebook Live from 2 to 3pm on Saturday, 27 February.

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