The pupils of Colliston Primary School have recently been learning all about hedgehogs. As a result of the disappearance of their natural habitats, the numbers of hedgehogs in Scotland has dropped. The children learned what to do if they spot a hedgehog during the day, discover an injured one, and also where they like to hibernate. Mhairi Kimmet, a Forfar Loch Ranger, visited the school to answer the pupils’ thought-provoking questions and help decide with the school’s Eco Council the best place for their hedgehog shelter and two bat boxes. The pupils will now collect information on hedgehog sightings in the community to contribute to a national survey.
Ranger Mhairi Kimmet is pictured with pupils from the Eco Council showing off their new animal shelters.