Helping hedgehogs

Wildlife poo identification guide

Whose poo – wildlife poo identification

Sharing this wonderful page from BBC Wildlife Magazine with its excellent guide to identifying who is leaving poop in your garden.

Garden poo chart

Read this alongside my blog about how to identify hedgehog poo.

first poo 2019
Hedgehog poo. It is wet because it is freshly laid overnight and also there is dew on the grass

Hedgehogs often poo inside or nearby feeding stations in my experience….

If you’d like to find out more about wildlife poo and what different types of hedgehog poo can mean, why not come along to one of my hedgehog talks and wildlife garden safaris in York. Find out about upcoming events here.

I run a hedgehog hospital in York, England. I have rehabilitated hundreds of poorly hedgehogs and released them back to the wild. My work is entirely self-funded. You can find out more about my hedgehog rescue work here. If you have found this information useful, please consider supporting my work. Like all wildlife rescues, my work is entirely voluntary and self-funded.

I also make silver jewellery inspired by nature and wildlife to raise funds for my rescue work. You can visit my jewellery shop here.

Handmade silver nature jewellery by little silver hedgehog
Handmade silver nature jewellery by little silver hedgehog

6 thoughts on “Wildlife poo identification guide”

  1. Have seen these around our house in the countryside in Southern Spain. Hedgehog seems the best fit, though I have never seen them. The droppings seem to be left in prominent positions (? markers), and dry quickly in the summer to become very crumbly and dry, and seem to have insect parts (wings, carapace etc). I hope they are hedgehogs !

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