A Cramlington artist is spearheading a drive to get more hedgehog funds.
Designer Daniel Weatheritt has created hand-drawn characters for The Loneliest Hedgehog in the North East booklet, which has been produced by Northumberland Wildlife Trust to drum up support for the creatures.
The trust has launched a membership campaign to secure funds to conserve hedgehogs, which are disappearing from the British countryside as fast as tigers are worldwide.
Head of conservation Steve Lowe said: “By joining the trust in our campaign you will be giving a hand to a much-loved garden friend, securing its survival for future generations.”
Visit www.nwt.org.uk/hedgehog for details.