Want to learn more about hedges and the biodiversity they support? Check out these organisations and resources for ways to further your interest.
Top ten tips for a healthy hedge (PDF, 122KB) – produced by Hedgelink
Make your own pooter / bug catcher
Pooters are a great way to catch bugs and take a closer look at them. You will find them very useful when carrying out the biodiversity survey.
The following sites give simple instructions on how to make your own.
WildlifeWatch.org.uk pooter activity (PDF, 389KB)
To have a healthy future, hedges across the UK need the support of many people and organisations, from farmers and planners to environmentalists and local communities. Hedgelink aims to support all these people and organisations, and make it easier for them to work together.
People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES)
Since 1977, PTES has been helping to ensure a future for many endangered species throughout the world. They have a particular interest in Britain’s mammals, including the common dormouse which is increasingly reliant on hedgerows for its future survival.
The Tree Council
The Tree Council is the UK's leading charity for trees, promoting their importance in a changing environment. Key to their work is the Tree Wardens Scheme – a national force of volunteers who are dedicated to their communities' trees.
If you are unsure of something you have seen in your hedge, upload a photograph of your observation on the iSpot website, developed with funding from OPAL, and a friendly online community will help you identify it.
Fun and Games for Kids
Visit the Kids Zone for lots of hedge-themed games and activities.
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