Kathryn Jones

Hedgehog Officer, Shropshire Wildlife Trust

About Kathryn Jones

Hedgehog Officer for the Shropshire Wildlife Trust, and BSc 1st class (Hons) Animal Behaviour & Wildlife Conservation graduate! I am obsessed with all things hedgehog, and my current role revolves around raising awareness about their decline, and how we can help them here in the UK. I also have a BTEC Level 3 in Animal Management where i learned alot about the more exotics side of wildlife, but with my native UK wildlife is truly where my heart lies. My first graduate job was as a recruiter for the Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife trusts, but my expertise truly lie with all things hedgehog, and i am learning loads of different valuable skills through my journey to help them!

Which category below best describes the type of organisation you currently work for/or run?

Charity/Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)

Areas of expertise

Species Management Education & training Communication and marketing

Would you be willing to be approached and share your lessons learned in your area(s) of expertise with our community?


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Comment on Hello, i'm Kathryn!
Nov 12, 2020
Replying to Molly Heal

Just saw this, thought it might appeal - https://twitter.com/silverpebble/status/1326554375557312515

Just brilliant! Thanks Molly! 

Comment on Hello, i'm Kathryn!
Nov 09, 2020
Replying to Beth Robinson

Lovely introduction! This made me smile :) I was once known as crazy bat lady when I was doing lots of bat work, can only be a good thing I say. That is a cool tattoo! I grew up just over the border in Powys but went to school in Shropshire. We used to occasionally have hedgehogs in our garden and fatten them up if they needed it and take ticks off (hope we did the right thing there?!)

Hi Beth!

Thank you, it's good to have a bit of craziness in life, especially when it's about wildlife! :) I wish i had done alot more on bats, so that's a section i definitely want to brush up on. Oh how brilliant! We are based in Shrewsbury, and i'm still learning Shropshire myself, being from Wolverhampton. I'm very glad to hear of your hoggy visitors! They sound like they were definitely treated brilliantly! 

Nov 05, 2020

Hi Courtney! I absolutely love this and your photos, it's lovely to virtually meet you! I would love to visit Florida's wildlife one day!

Comment on Hello, I'm Alex
Nov 05, 2020

Hi Alex! Must have been amazing volunteering and working around the world, do you have a specific species focus or just going with the flow?

Comment on Hello, I'm Michelle
Nov 05, 2020

Hi Michelle! A field teacher with the RSPB must have been wonderful. Been a happy member for a few years now!

Comment on Hello, I'm Sascha
Nov 05, 2020

Hello Sascha! What a drastic career change, but such a lovely reason for looking into wildlife alot more. It is definitely very rewarding!