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Willow loves hedgehogs

Hedgehogs are mainly known for their spiny fur, pointed nose and the habit of rolling up when they feel threatened. What many don't know is that the population of hedgehogs has almost halved in the last ten years. There are several reasons for this and you too - like Willow - can help protect hedgehogs and their population.

Hedgehogs are mainly known for their spiny fur, pointed nose and the habit of rolling up when they feel threatened. What many don't know is that the population of hedgehogs has almost halved in the last ten years. There are several reasons for this and you too - like Willow - can help protect hedgehogs and their population.

 

The high mortality rate of hedgehogs has several causes. Every year the hedgehog finds it harder to find food as the main source of food is insects and snails and these are becoming scarcer. In addition, the dense road network that we have today also plays a major role in the death of the animals.

 

Alarmingly, we are also increasingly reading heartbreaking reports of automatic robotic mowers maiming or even killing hedgehogs. As sales of robotic mowers have increased by 25% in the last five years, more thought needs to be given to their impact and, in particular, we need to look for ways to protect hedgehogs. Robotic mower owners often mow at night and this is where the problem lies as this is when hedgehogs are looking for food.

 

Willow, with the Toadi mowing tool, unlike other robotic mowers, is able to protect hedgehogs and she definitely does.

Want to know how Willow protects hedgehogs and other animals?

 

First of all, Willow uses computer vision which allows her to recognize hedgehogs and other animals and understands to drive around them. In addition, Willow goes into safety mode at night and does not mow. At that time, she monitors your property and is able to send out alerts about possible intruders she detects on your property. In this way, Willow is not a danger to hedgehogs.

Six tips for those who don't have an intelligent mowing robot yet

 

If you don't have a Willow robot, you can still help protect and assist hedgehogs. Here are some tips:

 

  1. Have your robot mow during the day only, not at night as hedgehogs and other nocturnal animals will be out and about
  2. Keep a small distance between the mower guard and the ground to avoid hedgehogs getting underneath.
  3. Place a hedgehog gate if you have a fenced garden: one hedgehog's habitat spans several gardens
  4. Hedgehogs like it when dogs and cats stay inside at night
  5. Avoid pesticides and slug pellets as they kill the main food source for hedgehogs
  6. Hedgehogs like it if you provide a dining area in your garden, cat food they like ;)

 

Do we join hands with Willow to protect hedgehogs and all other animals?

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