I love this video of Trevor collecting leaves for his nest.
This is the middle of Winter but hedgehogs often wake up during milder spells for a bite to eat or to move nests.
It shows that hedgehogs will use hedgehog boxes and how important it is not to tidy your garden in winter but to keep all those lovely Autumn leaves for hedgehogs.
You can also see whether there are hedgehogs in your area and who has created hedgehog holes to link their gardens here.
The hedgehog in the video is Trevor. He spent time in my rescue in Summer 2017 due to an infected abscess. He was released back to the wild after a few weeks of treatment and once the abscess was fully healed. It is wonderful to see him so healthy and happy back in the wild. If you are thinking about buying a wildlife camera, you can read my top tips here.
I run a hedgehog rescue in York, England. My work is entirely self-funded. You can find out more about how to support my work here.