Tom Moorhouse – Ghosts in the Hedgerow

Hedgehogs are unquestionably Britain’s favourite mammal, yet their numbers are falling rapidly.

The total hedgehog population is estimated to have halved in less than twenty years and now less than one million animals remain. In an attempt to find out who – or what – is responsible for the steep decline, conservationist Tom Moorhouse has examined the evidence closely and uncovered a story full of twists, turns and uncomfortable truths about the trade-offs that exist between humans and wildlife. But he can also see a solution, a way for all of us to help save the hedgehog.

Chaired by Simon Pryde

Under 18’s special ticket price £5


‘By turns hilarious and heart-breaking, Ghosts in the Hedgerow is a triumph of accessible science writing.’  Lee Schofield, author of Wild Fell

‘A wonderfully entertaining and intriguing book. The hedgehog has found its champion.’  Tristan Gooley, author of The Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs 

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  • Priority Booking for Festival Friends opens at 08.00 on Thursday 2nd of March. Tickets go on general sale from Saturday 4th March.
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Hexham Library, Queen's Hall Art Centre
Hexham Library, Queen's Hall Art Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS


23 Apr 2023


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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