As flame-headed oaks and chestnuts set our woods ablaze this autumn, we sneak beneath the canopy for a close encounter with Britain’s best-loved mammal: the hedgehog.
Despite their cherished status, our prickly friends are declining at an alarming rate. They need our help, says hog guru Hugh Warwick from the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. In Broadleaf’s latest edition, we explore the highs and lows of this elusive species and answer the perplexing conundrum of how to sex a hedgehog!
In Flanders Fields
As our First World War Centenary Woods take root, we hear poignant stories from across the UK about the communities who have shaped the Trust’s commemorative woods. Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellows – whose own family history is entwined in Langley Vale Centenary Wood in Surrey – explains why he was so drawn to becoming involved in the project.