Common Shrew (Sorex araneus), Buxton (Steve Orridge)
Mole, Lightwood (Steve Orridge)
Hedgehog, Buxton (Steve Orridge)

Shrews, moles, hedgehogs and solenodons (Soricomorpha)

About shrews, moles, hedgehogs and solenodons

Introductory text

Species of shrews, moles, hedgehogs and solenodons

Shrews, moles and hedgehogs in the High Peak






Video links


This is the video of the marvellous talk given by Hugh Warwick, hedgehog loving ecologist and author, and spokesperson for the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, to BFC on 16th October 2021 on the subject of hedgehogs, their importance and what we can do to help them survive in an increasingly hostile world. Entertaining and informative.

Identifying shrews, moles, hedgehogs and solenodons

Useful references, guides and tools

Information and guidance

Founded in 1982, The British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) is a registered UK Charity (number 1164542) dedicated to helping & protecting hedgehogs native to the UK (Erinaceus europaeus). Through their campaigns, advocacy and educational projects they work to raise awareness of the practical steps we can take to help reverse the decline of hedgehogs in the wild, improve their welfare and safeguard the future of this much-loved animal. They also fund research that provides important new insights into the conservation and welfare of hedgehogs.

The BHPS offers help and advice to those with sick, injured or orphaned hedgehogs and maintains a list of rehabilitators in the UK. 

A private Facebook forum where members can share their experiences as they try and make their gardens as hedgehog friendly as possible.