Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10.30AM to 5PM & Bank Holidays

Hedgehogs in the Linescape

Doors Open 7pm Start 7:30pm 

We have a very definite fondness for lines- we make them wherever we go- hedges, walls, ditches and dykes, canals, railways and roads. These ubiquitous lines have become embedded in the landscape and absorbed into the ecosystem, acting as either agents of connectivity or fragmentation for wildlife. In his latest book Linespcapes, Remapping and Reconnecting Britain’s Fragmented Wildlife, Hugh Warwick explores the history. both social and natural, of these lines and argues that they can, if we are brave enough, work as ecological goods. And the animal that perhaps best illustrates the impact of these lines is the hedgehog – names after our best loved linear feature and stereotypical flattened by our most used line.

 

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Gilbert White’s Field Studies Centre

Gilbert White’s Field Studies Centre is the Education Department of Gilbert White’s House and The Oates Collection. Our mission is to inspire journeys of discovery in the natural world for all ages and abilities and throughout the seasons.

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