Today, we were visited by Spooky the hedgehog, and we had a great time learning more about these cute, inquisitive creatures. Having studied hedgehogs in our literacy lessons last half term, we invited Vera (known on Facebook as ‘The Hedgehog Lady of Peel’) into our class. We adored watching Spooky sniff and scratch his way around the cage, but we had to be extra careful not to make too much noise as we didn’t want to scare him and make him roll up into a spiky ball! Vera was kind enough to share lots of hedgehog facts and stories with us, and she even allowed us to have our picture taken with Spooky. Vera mentioned a hedgehog survey currently being run by the Manx Wildlife Trust, so we have all said that we will keep our eyes peeled for hedgehogs in our gardens and whilst on our travels, and submit our findings.
You can find out more information about the survey here: https://www.mwt.im/citizen-science/hedgehog-survey
Thanks again to Vera and Spooky for visiting us this afternoon!