The one where I share some tips about hedgehogs

It’s the final day of Hedgehog Awareness Week in the UK and I posted a true or false quiz yesterday. Today, I’m sharing the gorgeous graphics that my publishers, Boldwood Books, pulled together with my hedgehog dos and don’ts.

They’re divided into 3 x categories of food and drink, in your garden, and finding hedgehogs. Hope you find them interesting and perhaps you might be able to do something in your garden over the weekend, if you have one, to help hedgehogs. It’s been very dry lately so even just putting out a shallow dish of water would be amazing.

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I’ve really enjoyed researching hedgehogs. The British Hedgehog Preservation Society’s website has been exceptionally helpful and I have a gorgeous book called The Hedgehog Handbook by Sally Coulthard which I picked up in the gift shop at Castle Howard when I went on my Christmas visit with my fabulous author friend, Sharon Booth, last year. It’s available on Amazon and, if you are interested in hogs, I highly recommend it. You can find it here.

IMG_8294Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow is available for pre-order now – out on 2nd July – and is the first part in a trilogy. The second part (not yet named) is out in January 2021 and I’m writing it as we speak (well, not exactly as we speak as I can’t write a blog post and a novel at exactly the same time but I will be working on it this weekend) and it’s packed full of hedgehogs and I’m learning new things every day.

If you are worried about a hedgehog or find an injured one, you can call The British Hedgehog Preservation Society but make sure you do call them and not leave a Facebook message as it is not regularly checked. There are rescue centres all around the country too so a quick Google should help find yours. Here’s the links to The British Hedgehog Preservation Society if you want to find out more about their work:

Website

Facebook

Instagram

And find them on Twitter @HedgehogSociety

Telephone: 01584 890801

And if you’d like to pre-order my book, you can do so on Amazon, Kindle and AppleBooks. Here’s the Amazon link and I’ve pasted the blurb below.

Have a great weekend and stay safe.

Big hugs

Jessica xx

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As Samantha Wishaw watches the love of her life marry another woman, she’s ready to give up hope of finding her happy ever after.

But when a chance encounter leads Sam to find friendship in Thomas – a lonely, grumpy elderly widower living at derelict Hedgehog Hollow – her life is about to change forever.

Glad to have a distraction from family feuds and match-making, Sam vows to fulfill Thomas and his wife, Gwendoline’s, dreams of restoring Hedgehog Hollow to its former glory, and to open a hedgehog rescue centre.

Throwing herself into the task at hand, little does Sam realise that the keys to love and happiness may also be found at Hedgehog Hollow, when she least expects it…

Escape to Hedgehog Hollow this summer with top 10 bestseller Jessica Redland for the perfect uplifting, feel-good read.

The one where I have a true or false quiz about hedgehogs

This week in the UK, it’s Hedgehog Awareness Week (3rd-9th May). Championed by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, this week is well timed for hedgehogs having come out of hibernation and the first babies appearing.

I adore hedgehogs. My auntie rescues them and must have looked after several hundred sick, injured or abandoned hedgehogs over the years. I’ll talk more about this in a future post and the inspiration this provided for my new novel, Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow, out on 2nd July.

One of the things I loved about writing this book was researching all about hedgehogs. I had a basic knowledge already but I have learned so much and, in celebration of #hedgehogweek my publisher has been sharing that knowledge across a couple of postings on social media. Tomorrow I will share some dos and don’ts but today I wanted to share the true or false quiz.

The answers are on the graphics so I thought I’d list the questions here first so you can have a go first and then scroll down to see whether you answered correctly. Try to resist the urge to scroll down immediately! I’ve put an advert for my book in between the questions and answers to keep them separate.

All the question have a TRUE or FALSE response:

  1. Hedgehogs are born with spines
  2. Hedgehogs are good swimmers
  3. Baby hedgehogs are called hoglets
  4. Hedgehogs are nocturnal
  5. Hedgehogs can run in short bursts at speeds of up to 3mph
  6. Hedgehogs lose half their body weight during hibernation
  7. Hedgehogs got their name in the Middle Ages from the word ‘hygehoge’ which translates today as ‘hedge’ and ‘pig’ combined
  8. Hedgehogs have good eyesight
  9. Hedgehogs are quiet eaters

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How did you get on?

Let’s see, shall we…

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Hope you enjoyed the quiz and perhaps learned a thing or two. If you’d like to find out more about Hedgehog Awareness Week and specifically the amazing work of The British Hedgehog Preservation Society, follow the links below:

Website

Facebook

Instagram

And find them on Twitter @HedgehogSociety

 

And if you’d like to pre-order my book, you can do so on Amazon, Kindle and AppleBooks. Here’s the Amazon link and I’ve pasted the blurb below.

Happy Hedgehog Awareness Week.

Big hugs

Jessica xx

Can love really be found when you stop looking for it…?

As Samantha Wishaw watches the love of her life marry another woman, she’s ready to give up hope of finding her happy ever after.

But when a chance encounter leads Sam to find friendship in Thomas – a lonely, grumpy elderly widower living at derelict Hedgehog Hollow – her life is about to change forever.

Glad to have a distraction from family feuds and match-making, Sam vows to fulfill Thomas and his wife, Gwendoline’s, dreams of restoring Hedgehog Hollow to its former glory, and to open a hedgehog rescue centre.

Throwing herself into the task at hand, little does Sam realise that the keys to love and happiness may also be found at Hedgehog Hollow, when she least expects it…

Escape to Hedgehog Hollow this summer with top 10 bestseller Jessica Redland for the perfect uplifting, feel-good read.

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