The Insectivore Mammals of Britain

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The Insectivore Mammals of Britain

Discover the Insectivores of Great Britain, with curated guides, articles and useful websites.
Hedgehog, Mole, Shrews.

Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)

Useful Websites

Hedgehogs – Peoples Trust for Endangered Species

Hedgehog Street
Information, Campaigns, Care advice and Helpline, Forum…

British Hedgehog Preservation Society
Help and advice to those with sick, injured or orphaned hedgehogs and a list of rehabilitators in the UK.

Help a Hedgehog
The Wildlife Trusts guide to helping the hedgehog, including How to Build a Hedgehog Home and more…

Hedgehog – The Mammal Society
Information, identification and factsheet downloads.

More pages...

Hedgehog pages at: Wildlife OnlineWoodland Trust.

Mole (Talpa europaea)

Useful Websites

Mole – Animal Diversity
Extensive information about the European Mole.

Mole – The Mammal Society
Information and identification of moles and downloadable factsheets.

Mole – Young Peoples Trust for the Environment
Info about Moles, their habits, and interaction with humans.


Common Shrew (Sorex araneus)
Pygmy Shrew (Sorex minutus)
Water shrew (Neomys fodiens)

Useful Websites

Pygmy Shrew | Common Shrew | Water Shrew
The Mammal Society presents information, identification and downloadable factsheets.

Pygmy Shrew | Common Shrew | Water Shrew
Information at The Wildlife Trusts.

Common Shrew | Water Shrew
The Young People’s Trust for the Environment includes an ‘Overview’, ‘Daily Life’, ‘Breeding’ and ‘Shrews & Humans’.

Species Profiles | Pygmy Shrew
Extensive information at The Vincent Wildlife Trust.

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