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hedge

noun caution, circumspection, course of prooection, equivocation, hesitancy, hesitation, instrumentality of protection, means of protection, method of protection, prevention against loss, prevention of downside, protection against loss, safeguard
Associated concepts: hedge laws, hedges encroaching on another, hedge against inflation, notice of appeal as hedge against loss, person's property

hedge

verb be careful, be cautious, border, bound, circle, circumscribe, compass, conceal, cover, delimit, delineate, demarcate, divide, dodge, edge, enclose, encompass, ensphere, evade, fence, flank, girdle, guard, hide, limit, mark off, outline, play safe, render safe, ring, safeguard, screen, shelter, shield, surround
See also: deceive, equivocate, evade, outbalance, parry, prevaricate, protection, shelter, tergiversate
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Yesterday they created an exciting morning of activities for families to learn about a hedgehog-friendly fruit and vegetable garden as well as giving tips on how to help hedgehogs in their own gardens.
Improving your gardens for invertebrate groups will encourage hedgehogs into the garden, as insects, slugs, snails and earthworms are the hedgehog's natural food source," said Helen Bostock, RHS senior horticultural adviser.
As well as feeding on slugs and snails, hedgehogs also eat groups of beetles, caterpillars, earthworms and even birds' eggs, as well as meat-based dog and cat food, or dry hedgehog food available from garden centres and online.
So in the month which celebrates Hedgehog Awareness Week you and your family may wish to help our prickly friends out.
Hedgehog officer Simon Thompson, who is in charge of the new 220-acre reserve, said: "We're going to be working with residents and landowners to try to get them to think about the way they manage their land and gardens for hedgehogs.
A "hedgehog improvement area" is being established in Solihull, West Midlands, centred on a 90 hectare (220 acre) reserve for hedgehogs, which are under threat nationally from development and the loss of hedgerows and other habitat.
A 220-acre reserve will be run by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and funded by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.
Crespo's 4-year-old son, Wyatt, sat on the sofa in their home recently, his arm wrapped around the neck of a German shepherd named Ares while an African pygmy hedgehog named Jambalaya clambered across his legs.
In the Midlands the situation is so bleak that Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is taking the issue to schools and community groups while monitoring hedgehog sightings to paint a clearer picture of the region's hedgehog decline.
There is so much that gardeners - young and old - can do to help the hedgehog, very simple things like: | Ensuring there is access into the garden (all that is needed is five-inch square gap).
Shrinking natural habitats over the last half century are believed to be the principal cause of the dwindling numbers, says the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.
Though the hedgehog is one of the most familiar animals in Europe where they are also well studied, they have not attracted much attention in the Middle East, including Qatar, notwithstanding that there are twice as many hedgehog species in the region than in Europe.